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AWARDS: Trophy - International Wine Challenge 2021;Silver - Decanter World Wine Awards; 2020; Gold - International Wine Challenge 2019; Silver - International Wine Challenge 2018;
Gold - Decanter World Wine Awards 2016; Gold - International Wine Challenge 2016; Silver
Sommelier Wine Awards 2016.
The Palomino grapes for the Fino ‘Inocente’ are grown in the Pago Macharnudo – one of the top single-vineyard sites on the Jerez DO. At 135 metres above sea level, it is one of the highest altitude sites in the region and has a south-east aspect with a 10% gradient – perfect exposure for the Palomino to reach optimum levels of ripeness. Soils are white ‘albariza’ - rich in calcium carbonate, silica and clay. Albariza has excellent water retention properties and acts like a sponge, but it also forms a hard surface layer when it dries out, preventing evaporation. After the harvest, channels are dug between the vines to exploit these properties and trap the winter rains, creating a water reserve to sustain the vines through the heat of the Jerezano summers, during which temperatures can exceed 38°C.
Considering the finished wine is ten years old, it is bursting with freshness and flavour. The Fino Inocente, made from grapes grown in Valdespino’s own vineyard, Marcharnudo Alto has complex aromas of sea salt and toasty yeast with a lifted, citrus finish
Straw yellow in colour. Savoury aromas bread dough, almonds, olives and dried apples dominate on the nose. Bone dry and bracingly refreshing on the palate, with a saline minerality and a long and complex finish.
£17.95 per bottle
Valdespino, Fino 'Inocente' Pago de Macharnudo Sherry, Spain - Single 75c Bottle