Bodegas Rey Fernando de Castilla - Fino Antique Sherry (17% ABV) 500ml
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100% Palomino Fino (the driest and most delicate form of sherry) pressed and fermented in stainless steel. Spontaneous yeast fermentation, unfiltered, and ABV is raised to 17%. Aged for 8-9 years in solera system before bottling.
Salty, chamomile, complex, savory.
Served slightly chilled as an aperitif with salty snacks.
Rey Fernando De Castilla Description:
"Bodegas Rey Fernando de Castilla was founded in 1837, purchased and revitalized in 1999 by Jan Pettersen (a Norwegian with 15 years at Osborne). Jan also took over the cellars of Jose Bustamante next door and quickly established Fernando de Castilla as one of the region’s finest small, independent sherry houses. The company specializes in natural, unblended and unfined products as supreme examples of the ancient winemaking traditions of the Jerez region. The vineyards (farmed without pesticides or herbicides) and winery are all located in Jerez, all sherries are estate bottled." - Bowler
93 points Wine Advocate:
"The NV Antique Fino is eight years of average age when bottled; it’s fragrant and perfumed, feminine and subtle, with dry flowers and a rare balance between old and young. The palate shows a much more serious wine, pungent, intense, saline, sharp and at the same time delicate, complex and long, most probably because it’s fortified to 17% at the time of bottling, something that was common in the past, but that almost nobody does anymore. A most unusual old-style Fino. Bravo! 4,000 bottles produced yearly..."