Rich and long with greater depth and complexity than a standard Fino. Appealing salty tang and a long citrus finish. Very fresh and pure.This should be served cool, but not very cold. It pairs well with smoked fish, Spanish charcuterie and mature cheeses. Also with scallops served with herbs and garlic.Suitable for vegans.Suitable for vegetarians.Grapes are sourced from Fernando de Castilla's partners vineyards in the Jerez district. The soil type is Albariza. Picking takes place in early September. The wine is made from the first pressing of grapes to give a light fresh style. Fermentation takes place at relatively high temperatures to reduce fruit flavour. This makes a very neutral wine which is perfect for the production of sherry. The wine then undergoes natural malolactic fermentation, converting harsh malic acid to softer lactic acid. In the February after harvest, the wine is fortified with grape brandy up to 15% abv. Once at this stage the wine is then added to the youngest Criadera in the Solera. The wine then begins its ageing process under flor, a special type of yeast. Antique Fino is carefully selected from the classic fino and is aged for a further 4 years without any movements, except for monitoring the condition of the Flor yeast. The wine is fortified again, prior to bottling and this time, to 17% Alcohol.
Brilliant mahogany colour with attractive reddish glints. Aromas of pastries and wood appear on the nose. In the mouth it provides a pleasing silky sensation and a certain sweetness and provides a wonderfully long finish.SERVING SUGGESTIONSIts fruity aroma and intense colour make this wine an ideal choice to serve as an aperitif alongside nibbles such as cheese, nuts, olives and canopes. The pleasing and intense flavour is the perfect complement to white meat curries, roast pork, sauteed rice dishes with pines nuts and raisins or foie gras. In addition, it is excellent at the dessert course when matched with cured cheeses, raisin ice cream or chocolate with banana cream and nuts. Delicious!In order to best appreciate this wine´s special qualities, it should be served at an ambient temperature of between 12º to 15º, using a wine glass; this applies if drunk as an aperitif or if served with a meal. For a change, give it a try in a brandy glass with a slice of lemon.PRODUCTION AND AGEINGType of ageing: Biological and oxidativeSystem: criaderas and Solera (A dinamic system allowing the traditional blending of new wine with older wines)Ageing period: 3 yearsLocation of cellars: Sanlúcar de BarramedaAgeing cellars: Potro, Bonanza, Compañia and San GuillermoTotal casks: 2.541Type of cask: Typical Jerez bota made from American oakProduction process: This is a blended wine, carefully made from a combination of wines that have been subject to biological and oxidative ageing; this depends upon the body of the wine. Biological ageing takes place under a film of flor yeast during a phase known as sobretablas. Oxidative ageing is a result of the action of oxygen inside old American oak sherry cask and the traditional, yet dynamic system of criaderas and soleras. Oxidative ageing is the predominat process in the production of this wine and onsequently defines its character.
Perfumed and exotic nose of ripe stone fruit, honey, white flowers and orange blossom. Ample and
sweet in the mouth with delicious viscosity, yet in no way cloying. Long and seductive, showing
honeysuckle, peach and pear characters - with bright, fresh acidity on the finish.Ideal for fruit tarts, pavlova, orange sponge pudding or soft blue cheeses.Suitable for vegansSuitable for vegetariansThis sweet wine is made from moscatel grapes sourced from 110ha of vineyard located in the Ribera
Baja region of Southern Navarra. The average age of the vines is 8 years. After crushing, the grapes
undergo a low-pressure pressing process to obtain the free-run juice. Fermentation takes place in
stainless steel, and is stopped with the addition of grape spirit.
A dry wine with gentle jasmine aromas and a hint of tropical notes, citrus zest and a generous long palate.Goes well with seafood pastas and salads, grilled prawns, fish and chips, scallops, vegetables, stuffed capsicum and vegetarian pastas.Suitable for vegetarians.Suitable for vegans.De Bortoli are a family run winery established in 1928.