Friday, 30 March 2018

Tierra Blanca 2017 11%, Bodegas Páez Morilla

Bright, very pale with silvery golden glints.
Lightish but quite fragrant with both floral and fruity notes. Although in a minority, the Riesling is noticeable for its aroma of pear and grape while the Palomino adds apple and the result is quite attractive with slight hints of petals.
Again fairly light but gently tasty. It is very nicely balanced with plenty of that pear fruit and some almost sherbety confectionery notes. Clean and fresh, but not particularly long. It is a very easy- drinking commercial wine of decent quality at a good price.
Páez Morilla dates back to 1910 and originally specialised in Jerez Vinegar, being the first to bottle and promote it, leading to a DO in 1994. In the 1940s they established a successful cooperage and in the 1970s they decided to produce table wine. A vineyard, Viña La Vicaria, was bought near Arcos in the Sierra de Cádiz at some 350 metres above sea level and Tierra Blanca was launched in 1981. It is made from Palomino and Riesling which are fermented at low temperature in stainless steel and the wine is rested on lees for three months before stabilisation and bottling without any oak ageing. It became very popular and semi sweet and red versions followed.
3.50 euros, Licores Corredera

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