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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  • Vina Norte Roble -Auf Anfrage D.o. Tacoronte-Acentejo Tenerife Listán Negro Y Negramoll 2005

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  • Vinum Cellars Red Rhone Blend El Dorado County Red Dirt Red 2008

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    This is a syrah, grenache, mourverde blend from california. I initially tasted this at a wine bar close to the San Francisco War Memorial. I am partial to complex reds that explode with the taste and aroma of cherries, spices, vanilla, and licorice and this wine fits the bill nicely. It's delicious and smooth with long complex aftertaste th... Read More

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  • I've recently discovered my interest in wine since turning 21, and I've been learning some of the lingo through this great site.  I'm about to graduate from college in May, and I hope to leave my days of Franzia and refrigerated Yellow Tail out of a solo cup behind.I have a lot to learn, but I just wanted some input from you on how to become a w... Read More

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  • Emilio Lustau East India Sherry 2001

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  • Gutierrez Colosia Fino

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    light color, delicate and sharp aroma, biological aging (under the influence of a yeast). You can feel all the sea breezes in the glass of this Fino. Read More

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  • Paulo Laureano Red Blend Alentejo Reserva 2007

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    This Portuguese white reserva possesses an interesting and complex aroma of tropical fruit, tangerine and spices. fresh and fruity upfront, followed by a buttery and velvety finish. I enjoyed this with a light pasta primavera but it was suggested to accompany full flavored fish dishes, poultry, and most pork dishes. Read More

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  • Monje Abona Terra de Frontos Listan Blanco 2004

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  • Anima Vinho de Mesa Terras Do Sado Paulo Laureano

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    This wine is not made out of Palomino, it's made with the Great Sangiovese....Sangiovese in Portugal, hard to believe but when you try this wine you will certainlly feel uplifted...This is an awsome wine, very light collor, like the great Chiantis, nice aromas of wet soil, truffles, and oak because of the 12 months in french oak barrels.A full b... Read More

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