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Valdespino Jerez-Xeres-Sherry Fino Inocente

Valdespino Jerez-Xeres-Sherry Fino Inocente

375ML Half Bottle      
Sku: 045296

Aged longer than your typical Fino, Valdespino Fino Inocente remains under the flor (the yeast that grows naturally on the wines, protecting the wine from the atmosphere) for 8 years. (Typically time under flor is 3 years. Flor itself can be kept alive for 8-10 years.) Grapes for this Fino hail from the Macharnudo Vineyard, having one of the highest altitudes in Jerez.

 Wine Spectator 92 points (Jul 31 2013)
High-pitched, featuring talc, chamomile, chalk and jicama notes, followed by a pure, stone-tinged finish. Very graceful, lacy and long. Drink now.—J.M.

Wine maker notes
Despite its fame for supplying ageless soleras and manzanilla to royal families, Valdespino is one of the very few family owned estates in Jerez today. The winery began in 1430 when King Alfonso X granted the best vineyards in Jerez to Don Alonso and Valdespino.

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The origins of this historic bodega date back to 1264 when Don Alfonso Valdespino was one of 24 Knights responsible for expelling the Moors from Jerez. As a reward for his efforts the king gave him land grants in the city of Jerez and thus began Bodegas Valdespino.

The heart of Valdespino is its vineyards. They are the only sherry house to make single vineyard wines. The vineyard, Macharnudo, is one of the “grand crus” of Jerez, located at the highest altitude and on pure Albariza soils (bright white chalk). The single vineyard wines are not only DO Jerez, but are also DO Pagos (vineyards that are an appellation onto themselves) – the only vineyard in Jerez to be a member of this elite status.

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