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Palomino Fino

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Palomino is the prized pony in the sherry triangle; most notably Jerez, where it grows on chalky soils called albariza (al-bah-ree-tha,) and is used in making Sherry. A few still, dry, single-varietal wines exist and expound saltiness.

Primary Flavors

  • Lemon
  • Jackfruit
  • Almond
  • Saline
  • Mushroom

Taste Profile

Bone-dry

Light Body
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None Tannins

Medium-high Acidity

10–11.5% ABV

Handling

  • SERVE
    45–55°F / 7-12°C

  • GLASS TYPE
    White

  • DECANT
    No

  • CELLAR
    5–10 Years

Food Pairing

Fino style sherries will behave as white wines do when it comes to pairing, while oloroso styles function closer to red wines. Amontillado styles vary, let salinity and weight be the guide.

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