🍇 Palomino Fino
Region: Bierzo DO, Spain
Farming/Vinification: Organic farming practices. Normally working in Bierzo and Alella, Mario Rovira has slipped down to Sanlúcar de Barrameda for a special project with only white grapes from Jerez. Teaming up with Bodegas Delgado Zuleta in Jerez, Mario created an experimental project of four botas of Palomino Fino, which is most widely known as the primary grape used for Sherry production. Rovira sourced the fruit from the chalky albariza soils of the Pago de Balbaina, to better understand how to craft unfortified wines that develop under a layer of flor. The result of this experiment is a Vino de la Tierra Cadiz called Tosca Cerrada. All 100% Palomino Fino grapes are fermented by indigenous yeasts anew aged for 9-12 months in either concrete, tank or French oak barrels ranging in size from 228L-300L. Bottled unfined, unfiltered, non-fortified, and with low SO2.
Notes: Salty, Buttery, Citrus and Mushroom notes
Pairing: Lobster, Shrimp Scampi, Buttery Dishes