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Valdespino Fino Inocente NV

Customer Score: 100/100

A Valdespino fortified sherry

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Valdespino is one of the oldest wineries in Jerez de la Frontera, which was liberated from the moors in 1264 by King Alfonso X and his knights. One of them, Don Alfonso Valdespino, was rewarded with land for his bravery and loyalty during the re-conquest of the town and ever since then the Valdespino name has been indissolubly connected to wine. This wine has a typically pale hue. It is full and aromatic, with aromatic herbs and rock salt notes on the nose. Very nicely balanced palate, with a seamless integration of flavour, weight and grip. Nice herby-woody character, with a firm, clean finish. Lovely for aperitifs, soups, seafood and fish.

 

"A good pedigree: this is said to be the only Sherry still fermented in cask, from a single vineyard; with no less than 10 stages in the solera. The result is a complex wine; multi-layered with a salty and olivey tang." 93/100, Sarah Jane Evans MW, Decanter Magazine

 

"The NV Fino Inocente must be one of the few wines in Jerez that is still fermented in 600-liter American oak botas, which is an incredible amount of work compared with fermenting tens of thousands of kilos of grapes (or even more) in a big stainless steel tank. This method was the norm of yesteryear, but is so labor intense that it was discontinued in most wineries, and gives a big diversity of wines, as each barrel has its own character, which contributes to the complexity of the blend. Furthermore, the bottled wine is on average 8 to 10 years old. One other thing that makes it apart from other Finos is that the grapes are exclusively from the high part of the Macharnudo vineyard, so this is a single-vineyard Fino. The nose is very complex, showing the effect of the long lees contact: chalk, dried hay, aromatic herbs and salty almonds. The palate is full, but at the same time elegant and balanced, powerful and fine, with the texture of a Meursault rather than a Puligny. A very complex wine, that manages to be both powerful and elegant. Inocente is great value for money"94 Points, Luis Gutierrez, The Wine Advocate

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Country Spain
Region Jerez
Grape Palomino (100%)
Volume 75cl
Style Balanced and Clean
ABV 15.0%
  • soups
  • palomino
  • jerez
  • aperitif
  • clean
  • spanish
  • balanced
  • aromatic
  • seafood
  • fish
  • 94Robert Parker
  • 93Decanter Stars
  • 100 Slurper Rating

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