"Certified organic since 1988. Made in Villaviciosa de Córdoba, north of Córdoba, outside the Sherry and Montilla-Moriles appellations. Fermented with ambient yeast, fermented in tank but aged under flor in old 600-litre American oak butts. Unfortified. pH 3.26, TA 4.71 g/l.
Darker than most fino sherries. Intense aroma of hay and dried grasses, and chamomile. The aromas are broader than on a fino sherry, more complex in fact, and the salty character is very intense on the palate. Great stuff and very persistent. 17/20 points. (JH)"
Vinous Reverie Notes
Importer: Gómez Nevado still use the traditional names of their wines; thus Pálido literally means “Pale”, and can be described as their “Fino-style” wine. This cuvee comes from their estate-owned certified organic vineyards (please see the last paragraph in the bio above for production methods). Made up of 60% Aris, 20% Palomino, and 20% Pedro Ximenez, this wine is unfortified, with a natural alcohol of 15%, and spends an average of 5 years in a solera. The result is a balanced wine with delicate notes of bitter almonds, flowers, mushroom, and sea salt; the palate is rich and vibrant with tobacco notes, cleansing acidity, and lingering salt and umami notes – can be treated as a serious white wine or as you would a Sherry, pairing with cured meats, rich seafood, olives, and savory braises and stews. Serve chilled in a white wine glass or a copita.