Bodegas Tradicion, Fino, NV

  Bodegas Tradicion

Unbelievably the youngest sherry in this bottling of Fino is 6 years old while the oldest hails from the late 1960s. Verily a thinking drinkers Fino this, with extraordinary savoury complexity, miso, chicken stock, flor and dried ceps leading on to lemon balm and yeast and crystalline saline notes. Long, crystal clear, intense and very moreish – a breath-taking Fino, complex large scaled but also balanced, as impressive as it is drinkable. Bottled without fining or filtration, from sherries averaging 12 years old.

Contains Sulphites.

About Bodegas Tradicion

Bodegas Tradición is the unique Jerez bodega to only bottle consistently genre-defining, very fully aged wines capable of pleasurably filling the senses. The wines receive no caramel, cooked-wine, fining, chill-filtration, cold stabilization, sulphites in the dry wines during maturation and bottling, nor blending between styles (with the Tradicion Cream being the only exception)... And like all the great wines, they are as splendid alone as they are with the right dishes, with food pairing potential way beyond a midwinter aperitif.

Appellation: Jerez

Sherry is a fortified wine made from white grapes that are grown near the city of Jerez de la Frontera in Andalusia. Produced in a variety of styles, Sherry is primarily made from the Palomino grape. It ranges from light versions similar to white table wines, such as Manzanilla and Fino, to darker and heavier versions that have been oxidised and aged in barrel, such as Amontillado and Oloroso. Sweet dessert wines are also made from Pedro Ximenez (a.k.a. PX) or Moscatel grapes, and are sometimes blended with Palomino-based Sherries.

Grape Type: Palamino Fino

Palomino is a white grape widely grown in Spain and South Africa, and best known for its inclusion in the blending of sherries. In Spain, the grape is split into three sub-varieties - Palomino Fino, Palomino Basto, and Palomino de Jerez, of which Palomino Fino is by far the most important, being the principal grape used in the manufacture of sherry.