DO Jerez, Gutiérrez Colosía
The Bodega is situated directly on the riverbank of Guadalete and not far from the bay of Cádiz. This special location provides the ideal humidity for the important pile formation and gives the Fino a salty-maritime note. In the nose the Fino presents itself with discrete yeast flor aromas, with notes of citrus fruits and green apple. Delicate, racy and multi-layered on the palate with an almond-like bouquet. Perfect balance between the fruitiness of the Palomino grape and the maturity of the yeast.
|Origin:||Spanien / Andalucía / Jerez-Xérès-Sherry|
|Serving temperature:||6 to 8 °C|
|Food pairing suggestion:||Apéro pastries, Grilled fish, Giant crevettes, grilled langoustines|
|Vinification:||fermentation in wooden barrel, soft pressing|
|Harvest:||hand-picking, in small boxes, drying of the grapes|
Spain – Variety and perfection
“Somewhere in la Mancha, in a place whose name I do not care to remember...,” begins Don Quixote's odyssey.
The most famous part is definitely when Don Quixote thinks windmills are his enemy and wants to fight them – until they nearly kill him. It’s possible there was a bit too much of the La Mancha wine at play. Spanish vines fight for their survival in rugged landscapes, battling fierce drought and rough soils. But they fight well.
The knight of the grapes
In its native Andalusia, this white autochthonous variety occupies over 90% of the vineyard area. Worldwide, around 60,000 hectares are planted with Palomino. It can also be found in South Africa, France, Argentina, Australia, the United States (California), New Zealand and Cyprus.
Its clusters grow astonishingly large, and can reach a weight of over two kilograms. The golden berries are quite resistant to pressure and extremely aromatic, which is why Palomino are also sold as table grapes.
Its name derives from the Spanish knight Palomino, who became famous in the 13th century in the service of King Alfonso X for his performance as a fighter.