valdespino fino nv
Innocent is a fine classic Jerez prepared in the traditional way following the criaderas and solera. The wine, from grapes from our vineyards in the famous Macharnudo Pago, fermented in American oak casks and then grows under flor for more than eight years. The result is a wine of pale straw color, very delicate and piercing to nose with clear notes of their biological aging. The palate is light input, opening with breadth and freshness and leaving a pleasant persistence. It is recommended to take cold (8 ° - 10 ° C) as an aperitif and accompanying all kinds of tapas, soups, seafood and fish.
Wine Advocate: 94 Points
The NV Fino Inocente must be one of the few wines in Jerez that is still fermented in 600-liter American oak botas, which is an incredible amount of work compared with fermenting tens of thousands of kilos of grapes (or even more) in a big stainless steel tank. This method was the norm of yesteryear, but is so labor intense that it was discontinued in most wineries, and gives a big diversity of wines, as each barrel has its own character, which contributes to the complexity of the blend. Furthermore, the bottled wine is on average 8 to 10 years old. One other thing that makes it apart from other Finos is that the grapes are exclusively from the high part of the Macharnudo vineyard, so this is a single-vineyard Fino. The nose is very complex, showing the effect of the long lees contact: chalk, dried hay, aromatic herbs and salty almonds. The palate is full, but at the same time elegant and balanced, powerful and fine, with the texture of a Meursault rather than a Puligny. A very complex wine, that manages to be both powerful and elegant. Inocente is great value for money. Drink -.