Thursday, 5 May 2016

A Classic Class Act - Inocente Fino, Valdespino

I have said it before, I say it again now, and I will probably say something along the line in the future - I drink way to little Sherry.
One of the first really warm spring days, some Serrano ham as an appetizer and what is the perfect match?
Oh yes, a glass of Fino.

NV Inocente Fino, Valdespino
One of the all time classic Fino´s from the Valdespino family, which can trace their winegrowing activities back to 1264 and wine production to at least 1430.
This Fino is a single vineyard wine and is fermented in casks (Miguel Valdespino has commented that "usually we get very good wines - and occasionally a cask of very good vinegar"...). Inocente spends 10 years (!) under flor before bottling.
The nose is pure as a mountain river with notes of crushed flint, bitter almonds, the salty note of a cured ham and iodine. Just beautiful. Very, very salivating.
The taste is salty, luscious and tight with notes of minerals, nuts, iodine and the feeling like licking on a salt stone, with a glorius refreshing acidity. Bone dry and yummy. The sweetness of the ham and the salty tang from the Inocente creates magic. And you get to buy a half bottle for 7 Euro - this most be the most undervalued wine on the market.
90p   (tasted 2016/05)



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