Ranging from bright straw yellow to pale gold in colour. A sharp, delicate bouquet slightly reminiscent of almonds with a hint of fresh dough and wild herbs. Light, dry and delicate on the palate leaving a pleasant, fresh aftertaste of almonds.
Fino sherry is obtained from the total fermentation of Palomino grape must. The base wine thus obtained is fortified to 15% of alcohol by volume with the aim of favouring the development of the film of Flor, the natural protection made up of yeasts which will prevent the wine oxidizing during the ageing process whilst at the same time providing certain very special organoleptic characteristics. The biological ageing process has a duration of at least three years and is carried out inside casks of American oak-wood by means of the traditional criaderas and solera system.
Alcoholic content of: between 15 y 18% vol. (generally, 15% vol.)
Sugar: < 5 gr. / litre (usually < 1 gr. / litre)
Total acidity (tartaric): 3 - 5 gr. / litre
Volatile acidity (acetic): <0,25 gr. / litre
Very low in glycerine content. (< 2 gr. / litre)
Fino sherry must be served chilled, at between 7 and 9ºC.
It is an ideal aperitif wine and goes well with all types of tapa, especially olives, nuts and Iberian cured ham, also providing the perfect companion for shellfish and fish, especially those with a marked salty taste (anchovies) or even raw (sachimi). Its low acetic acid content combines exceptionally well with dishes of marked acidity (vinaigrette salads, marinades, etc...) as well as with cold soups (gazpacho, ajo blanco, etc...).