BARBADILLO FINO SHERRY
Spain - Jerez. Barbadillo’s Finos are more Manzanilla-like in style, but are aged in Bodegas with less exposure to the cooling sea breezes. The flor in the barrels grows vigorously in these cellars so the wine is a little more nutty and toasty than the more appley and yeasty Manzanillas of Sanlucar. Straw yellow in colour. The classis fino aromas are revealed on the nose; nuts, olives and the evocative suggestion of a patient ageing process. In the mouth it is sharp and exhibits full body and perfect balance.
The perfect accompaniment to tapas, appetizers and a range of started such as Spanish cured ham, mild cheeses and asparagus, cold or hot soups, shellfish, salmon and herrings. For something new, try it with Japonese food. Serve very cold at a temperature of 6º - 8º and always in a white wine glass, even when being enjoyed as an aperitif.