Marco de Jerez

Palomino Vino Blanco 2022


Palomino sourced from Puerto de Santa Maria (Pago Balbaina Baja), where their bodega is situated.  Hand-picked at night, the grapes are chilled to 6º for a day or two, then rigorously sorted, destemmed and pressed into stainless steel vats to ferment. The Blanco is spontaneously fermented long and cool at 15 degrees over 3 weeks, retaining great perfume, and then aged for 6 months on fine lees in stainless steel before bottling un-fined. Viticulture is organic and follows biodynamic preparations.

The wine is glyceric, honey-floral, with a nice mineral lick to close. The Palomino gives a characteristic ‘grass liquor’ feel. A lovely pale yellow with a flash of green, it’s really brilliant in the glass. Peach, mandarin, wild hay, barley water, appleskin and sea spray. It’s classical Palomino-in-Albariza. Sandy, deeply textured, tangy, savoury, a blue steel whisper … expressive, relaxed, balanced, salt tang fresh with heaps of mid-palate sapidity.