FINO 2012 ALBOREA, SACA JULIO 2022
Definition : JEREZ-XEREZ-SHERRY
Type of grape : Palomino
Vineyards : Pago de Añina and Carrascal
Alcohol content : 16.8% abv.
Production, Maturing and Ageing : Unlike traditional sherries, aged by means of the “Solera y Criaderas” system, these vintage wines are aged statically. For production purposes grape must originating from the old vines of the Añina and/or Carrascal vineyard zones, or Pagos, is first selected and then fortified either to 15º for biological ageing or to 18º for oxidative ageing. These wines are then closely studied throughout their ageing process, during which time they are left untouched until the moment they are selected for bottling. In contrast to the homogeneity provided by the Criaderas y Solera system, during which wine of different ages are methodically blended, each of these wines is unique and special. They are wines that offer a true reflection of the year’s harvest and its particular climatic conditions, as well as the individual evolution of each during its specific static ageing process.
Type of grape : Fino Vintage 2012, Biological ageing
Flavouring : A sherry aged statically for 9 years in 600 litre American oak casks July 2022 winebag
Sugar content : Dry
Acidity : 3.2 /4.4 g/L Tartaric acid
Production Fino de Añada 2012 : Grapes from Pagos de Añina and Carrascal vineyards were selected for the production of this fino. Must obtained from the first pressing was fermented under controlled temperatures. Once the lees were filtered off the must was then fortified to 15.5% abv and a period of biological ageing in old casks began, a layer of yeast, the flor, occurring naturally upon the surface. Fino was drawn for bottling from casks number 2, 7 and 12.
Suggestions for consumption : A pale golden colour, sharp aromas of biological ageing. Dry in the mouth, very mineral, elegant and with body.
* Contains Sulphites