wine 6


A single vineyard Palomino from the heart of the Sherry region

What’s the style?

Using old clones of Palomino and is a mix of three different albarizas, chalky soils with high fossil content. The grapes derive from a single vineyard called Las Vegas, which translates to ‘the meadows’. The wine  provides an incredible insight into what Paolomino can achieve when unfortified. Fermenting in older manzanilla barrels without temperature control maintains a savoury character to the wine, to show off Palomino’s ability to demonstrate terroir. A very thin layer of flor develops, hence tasting slightly oxidative. This is deliberate. Palomino is able to withstand slight oxidation. It’s generally quite a neutral grape variety, but takes on the character of the winemaker exceptionally well. 

Interestingly, many notes of Jackfruit come up when talking about traditional notes for Palomino. It’s not native to Europe, and so it’s quite uncommon over here. Though, the fruit contains a chemical compound called acetaldehydes, which you will also find in coffee, breads and extremely ripe fruit. These are all noticeable characteristics in Palomino., too.

Cépage Palomino Fino, Palomino de Jerez, Palomino Pelusón 

Size 75cl

Alcohol 14% 

Soil Chalk, with a high fossil content



Bodega Cota 45 UBE El Carrascal 2017| Sanlúcar, Spain

What’s the story?

Ramiro Ibáñez Espinar is one of the true pioneers of the Jerez region, never adding too much flor in his wines, so as not to obscure select vineyard sites and grape varietals. His main wine project, Bodegas Cota revolves around crafting white wines from numerous old Palomino clones, rediscovering styles of Manzanilla that were made in the 18th and early 19th centuries. Though, Espinar was a founder member of Manifiesto 119, a group of like-minded local wine producers who wanted to experiment with the old varieties and winemaking techniques, make unfortified sherry and give more importance to the grapes and the vineyard, not to mention restoring casas de viña. They chose this name after the 119 grape varieties (40 of them in Cádiz) catalogued in Andalucía in 1807 by the first Spanish ampelographer.


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