Bella Luna Fino Sherry
Tasting Note: Pale straw in colour with intense yet delicate aromas of fresh bread and almonds. The palate is light, fresh and bone-dry
Food Matching: Nuts, olives, shellfish (crab, cockles, langoustines), cured meats, sushi, garlicky snails, baked fish, clams in a white wine sauce...
Vinification: The Palomino grapes are hand-harvested from 40-year-old vines in late August. The must come from the gentle 1st pressing and is fermented to dryness before fortification. The wine is then aged under a layer of flor in the traditional solera system, preventing any oxidation, for an average of 4 years.
Awards and Press News: SILVER MEDAL, Decanter World Wine Awards 2014 "... If you want to see how undervalued sherry actually is, you should try drinking the iodiney and refreshingly dry Sanchez Romate Bella Luna..." Anthony Rose, The Independent Magazine, 23 March 2014 Decanter Panel Tasting: Top-rated Fino and Manzanilla - Decanter average score: 18.5/20pts (95/100pts) "Sanchez Romate is internationally known for its brandy, Cardenal Mendoza Solera Gran Reserva. Yet it has a very long history in Sherry, being founded in Jerez in 1781, and having only entered the brandy business a century later. The house makes a fine collection of classic styles, from fino to oloroso and PX. What is particularly distinctive about the company is that its wines are excellent value for money, given their age and quality. This is where Bella Luna fits: typically fresh fino, in a half bottle, screwcapped and ready to drink and enjoy." Pedro Ballesteros Torres MW - 18.5/20pts "Wonderfully restrained and classic, with a nutty, long finish." Sarah Jane Evans MW - 18.5/20pts "Savoury earthy bready aromas. Brisk, bright, pungent wine which develops into a full body. A classic fino with the refined balance of yeast, dryness, spiciness. Very long." Nick Room - 18.5/20pts "Classic, pungent and very yeasty. Quite complex and characterful with a long finish." Founded in 1781, this bodega is one of the few in the region still family owned. This is a great value aperitif: restrained, classic fino with a prominent yeasty bite from the flor, almond hints and a superbly long finish. Grab the jamon and olives! Decanter Panel Tasting - 50 great-value Autumn wines to buy today
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