Astonishing organic Fino ‘Piedra Luenga’, Bodegas Robles, Montilla-Morales, Andalucía, Spain
This sherry wine comes from the heart of Andalucía, south of Cordoba, in the DO Montilla-Moriles and from fully organic estate of Bodegas Robles. They are actually the first organic certified estate to produce Fino!
Their Fino is a pale straw yellow colour with aromas of hazelnuts and freshly baked bread. Its high alcohol level is obtained naturally thanks to the high sugar content of the 'Pedro Ximenez' grape but this is a dry, slightly savoury sherry-like wine with a lengthy finish.
Made using the traditional 'solera and criadera' barrel ageing system.
Food match: this dry Fino is perfect as a aperitif with cheese, nuts or olives and also partners seafood and most rice dishes.
It is great to have organic sherry - we were surprised how rich this wine is without being sweet at all. A true unique find. Small bottle of 0.5l
Sarah Jane Ewans MW, regional co-chair for Spain at Decanter magazine said that it is "The first producer of certified organic wine in this DO back in 2000. The soleras of wine from organically grown grapes are still young, with delicate flor and a light, soft style."
This remarkable sherry also has got Gold Medal Bioweinpreis in Germany 2014.
Grape variety: Pedro Ximénez
Fully certified organic and also vegan friendly
Alcohol is at 15%
Small but might bottle that is a true treat for all Fino lovers. Quality organic sherry it is.