Thursday, 8 December 2016

Blanco de Hornillos 2015 12%, Viña Callejuela

Pale silvery, strawy gold with bright golden reflections.
Fresh and zippy with pronounced and fairly complex notes of Palomino fruit, Atlantic seaside fresh air, slight salinity, chalky minerality, a hint of lemon icing sugar, straw and even a trace of honey. It is a young, vibrant, quite sophisticated, almost pretty sanluqueño.
Dry, with lots of that chalky minerality and gentle but sufficient acidity. Then the ripe Palomino fruit comes through with a gentle tang balanced by the slightest trace of sweetness and there is a really natural feel to the wine and good length.
The Blanco brothers have long sold this wine to local bars and restaurants as “mosto”, but this is the first release in bottle of a classic style of Sanlúcar wine, vino blanco. It is made from 100% Palomino from their own Hornillos vineyard in Sanlucar and blended with Palomino from their other vineyards in Anina and Macharnudo, co-fermented in tank and bottled young without flor. More of the same wine is made into Manzanilla. The vintage date is hard to spot and appears as a lot number at the bottom of the label.This wine is most attractive and is excellent value for money.
8.49 euros from Licores Corredera    

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