Palomino

Name of varietal: Palomino

Common synonyms: Listan (France), Fransdurif (South Africa), Perrum (Portugal)

Parentage of the grape: native to southern Spain (Andalusia)

History of the grape: Palomino is split into three types: Palomino Fino, Palomino de Jerez and Palomino Basto. All of them are indigenous to Spain, with Palomino Fino one of the most widely planted white grapes in Spain. Legend has it that it was named after a knight in the court of 13th century King Alfonso X. After the Phylloxera crisis of the late 1800s, many native Spanish varietals were replaced with Palomino Fino because it is so easy to grow and adapt. But a resurgence in traditional indigenous white wines emerged in the 1970s and 80s, and Palomino was replaced by the likes of Verdejo and Macabeo and others, except in Jerez where Palomino continues to be a major player in Sherry production (for more information, please see Jerez). The grape is very low in acid and color, and tends to oxidize easily. For this reason, it is Read more »

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  • Jerez

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Palomino on Snooth

  • Opici Marsala Dry NV

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    Worked well with chicken marsala. Never tried marsala before but had a sweet fruity flavor. Tasted of something in between wine and brandy. Read More

    Wine review by calywa


  • Harveys Bristol Cream Premier NV

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    Can you say cough syrup. Read More

    Wine review by Oksuez


  • Dorado Alvarinho Vinho Verde 2011

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    No written review

    Wine review by apcperes


  • Suertes del Marques Red Listan Negro Canary Islands 2010

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    7 Fuentes by Suertes del Marqués cellar. 8 months listan negro (not palomino grapes) aged in cement vats. Spicy, mineral and terroir. Volcanic soils. Read More

    Wine review by alanb1108


  • Been drinking  a lot more Spanish whites lately due to the fact that the weather has picked up here in the UK. I know I'm a little biased when it comes to Spanish wine but  I've noticed there has been a lot more choice.Albarino ( Rias Baixas) is perhaps the most well known and widely available being Spains Signature white wine but Verdejo and Vi... Read More

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  • Harveys Harveys Bristol Cream

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    No written review

    Wine review by annecara


  • During the Rose virtual tasting, some folks started talking about the various ways to make rose.  (Bleed off wine early from red maceration, shorten contact between skins and wine, mix red and white, which is banned some places).  But someone said that all grapes have white flesh.  Almost perfectly true, but there is a very small group of grapes... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Red Grapes, with red flesh.


  • Garvey Cream Oloroso Dulce NV

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    Wine review by martins2002


  • First of all, THANK YOU to all the Snooth regulars who have been honing my skills and experiences with wine in general. I have learned so much from this forum, from trying as many wines as I can humanly and conveniently afford, to posting tasting notes online. This brings me to the second point.. I was invited last night to have dinner with the ... Read More

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  • I tried 7 dolar  Mexican cabernet-sauvignon and it was pretty tasty. Could anyone suggest some good white Mexican wines? Read More

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