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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  • Monje Abona Terra de Frontos Listan Blanco 2004

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  • Vinicola Hidalgo la Gitana Manzanilla Fina NV

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    Great Sherry wine that has a sea and almond taste to it. Reminds me of sitting on the beach and being sprayed with the sea water breaking on the shore. Wonderful wine that would go great with many fish dishes! Read More

    Wine review by alanb1108


  • 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

    Wine review by JChambel


  • La Cigarrera Manzanilla Sherry NV

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  • Cigarrera Manzanilla 2006

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  • Bodegas Hidalgo Jerez-Xeres-Sherry Manzanilla la Gitana 2009

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  • Lustau Dry Oloroso Don Nuno NV

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  • Paulo Laureano Singularis Portugal 2007

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    Nice aroma's of plum and smoke on the nose. Very much the same on the palate, good quality of red and dark fruits, mild spice and smoke. Quickly evaporating finish brings this down to earth, but it's a very good food wine at a modest price. Read More

    Wine review by JonDerry


  • Bolla Grillo NV

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    Robusto! A hearty white wine that can tackle a bit more of the stronger flavours with a dinner like seasoned lamb. It's a wine that straddles the boundary between dry and wet, while maintaining a steady stance on it's own individual merits. Excellent palette cleanser that's bound to get noticed. Read More

    Wine review by Aegelis


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