Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Sólo 2013 13.6%, Bodegas González Palacios

Bright glistening gold with very light legs.
Fresh and different with hints of lemon curd, ripe appleskin, apricot and gentle flor notes reminding one of Manzanilla, unusual but attractive, especially as a more familiar dusty Palomino aroma comes through with the very slightest trace of oxidation. A real character which keeps evolving in the glass.
Fresh, tangy and fairly full with an interesting interplay between fruit and flor; the intense fruit is balanced nicely with the acidity and the flor. It is dry clean and interesting with a really long finish.
This wine is from the table wine Denominación Vino de Calidad de Lebrija. The town is actually in the province of Sevilla, but it is close to the Guadalquivir, upstream from Sanlúcar, and the vineyards share the albariza soils and maritime atmosphere with its better-known neighbour. Made from 100% Palomino grapes, the wine is fermented in butts seasoned with Lebrija "Sherry" (very good and very similar but outside the Sherry ageing zone) and aged in them for a year under flor. Wines have been produced this way for centuries.
9.15 euros from Licores Corredera

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