Sunday, 20 May 2018

20.5.18 Williams & Humbert Launch New Organic Vintage Fino

Innovation is the name of the game in the Marco de Jerez, more so than almost anywhere else, and Williams & Humbert oenologist Paola Medina, who is making quite a reputation for herself, has come up with yet another: organic vintage Fino en rama from a single pago. The wine is from the 2015 vintage, and the organically grown grapes are from the pago Burujena, northeast of Jerez near Trebujena. After fermentation the must was fortified to 15.5° with organic fortification spirit, and filled into butts. Soon a veil of flor appeared and after a little over three years of static ageing the wine was bottled without filtration but in limited quantities in March 2018 at a strength of 15°. The great thing about vintage wines is that they always reflect the character of their particular year, while solera wines blend away the style of the vintage to produce homogenous wines. The new wine will be available at the firm’s online shop from 21st May. Another saca was made in March 2018: the Fino Añada (vintage) 2010 which is already available.

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