Who drinks a Fino Sherry from the Manzanilla area, who indulges in one of the most delicious wines produced with Palomino. The Palomino is the perfect base for increased alcohol wines. History / Meaning Good dry sherries are usually pressed from the Palomino Fino. The vine grows in the vineyards of Andalusia on the chalky soil is best. Experts believe that the first Palomino grew only near the port town of Sanlucar de Barrameda, before coming inland to Jerez de la Frontera in the south to El Puerto de Santa Maria.
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The Palomino Andalusian origin
The name probably comes from a knight, Fernan Yánez Palomino, who in the 13th Century King Alfonso X. served. After the phylloxera disaster is put on the profitable Palomino, who is now back in retreat. Also in Galicia and is changed Valderorras increasingly on new vines. In Condado de Huelva, the Palomino is made into a dessert wine. Outside of Spain are created with simple mass-Palomino wines, which are distilled or sherry like wines. Especially in Australia (700 hectares) and South Africa (4,500 hectares), the Palomino wines are quite compare with those from Jerez. The world is around 60,000 hectares of vineyards. Cultivation Palomino is read in the sherry area early, so the grapes retain the acidity. Since the Palomino is very profitable, are pressed on the roughly 10,000 hectares, which occupies the Palomino in Andalusia, large quantity of wine. Even in warm, relatively dry regions of the Palomino provides 80hl/ha without problems. The Palomino grapes for themselves are not very aromatic, but develop during the growth of character, gentle and fortified wines. In and around Jerez is the Palomino perfect conditions: a sunny climate, sufficient rainfall and calcareous soil. Ruling not these conditions, although the Palomino provides mass, but rather second class. Expansion / taste Fortified wines are striking palomino in her personality. Fino and Manzanilla are indescribable, a touch of salt and nuts, citrus fruits and spices in the background that are stimulating and collaborative.
A mature Fino (Amontillado) is still nutty, with herbal and spice notes, this is often a hint of raisins to taste. Palomino wines that are not aufgespritet are no more testifying. Facts on Palomino Vine for white wine Worldwide vineyards: 60,000 hectares Producing countries: Spain, Australia (700 hectares), South Africa (4,500 hectares), Argentina, United States (California), New Zealand, Cyprus Serving suggestions: As aperitif wines are fino and manzanilla incomparable, but they taste appetizers (olives, tapenade, salted almonds, other nuts, sushi, tapas) and fish (herring, fish, salads, fish terrines, caviar and hot dishes with fried fish) Synonyms: Albán, El Bayoud, Fransdruif (South Africa), Horgazuela, Jerez fino, Listán (de Jerez), Listao, Palomina, Paulo, Perrum, Sweetwater, Temprano, Tempranilla, French White.