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Tio Pepe Palomino Fino Sherry (Muy Seco)

Tio Pepe Palomino Fino Sherry (Muy Seco)

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Tio Pepe Palomino Fino Sherry (Muy Seco): A Dry and Savoury Delight

The Tio Pepe Palomino Fino Sherry (Muy Seco) is a classic Fino Sherry, a Spanish staple renowned for its bone-dry profile and crisp acidity.  Sourced from the historic house of Gonzalez Byass and available online or at our shops in Liphook and Petersfield, this Fino offers a delightful introduction to the world of Sherries.

Grape: 100% Palomino Fino

Region: Jerez, Spain

ABV: 15%

Tasting Profile:

  • Colour: Pale straw yellow with a shimmering brilliance.
  • Nose: Intensely aromatic with a bouquet of fresh almonds, saline notes, and hints of chamomile and dried apple. A distinctive yeasty character, courtesy of flor (a layer of yeast that develops during ageing), adds complexity.
  • Palate: Bone-dry with a refreshing burst of acidity that cuts through the richness. Saline and savoury flavours dominate, with hints of toasted nuts, lemon zest, and a touch of white pepper. The finish is crisp and invigorating, lingering with a saline tang.

Food Pairing:

Fino Sherries, like Tio Pepe Palomino Fino (Muy Seco), are famed for their versatility as food pairing wines. Their dry profile and bright acidity make them ideal partners for a variety of dishes, particularly those showcasing bold flavours that can stand up to the wine's assertive character. Here are some excellent food matches to consider:

  • Tapas: Fino Sherry is a natural companion to Spanish tapas. Pair it with cured meats like jamón ibérico, olives (especially green Manzanilla olives), roasted almonds (a flavour echoed in the wine itself), and creamy cheeses like Manchego.
  • Seafood: The saline character of Fino Sherry complements the flavours of the sea beautifully. Enjoy it with grilled fish, shellfish (especially oysters, prawns, and mussels), or rich seafood stews.
  • Light Soups: Chilled gazpacho or a creamy Vichyssoise are excellent matches for Fino Sherry. The wine's acidity cuts through the richness of the soups, creating a refreshing contrast.
  • Salads: Fino Sherry can add a touch of complexity to salads with bold flavours. Try it with a salad featuring grilled chicken, goat cheese, and a balsamic vinaigrette.

Serving Suggestions:

For the best experience, serve Tio Pepe Palomino Fino Sherry well chilled, ideally between 7-10°C. A chilled sherry glass is ideal, but a white wine glass will also suffice.  Due to its dry profile, Fino Sherry is best enjoyed fresh. Once opened, it's recommended to consume it within a day or two to preserve its vibrant flavours.

The Solera System and Tio Pepe:

The unique ageing process employed in Jerez, known as the solera system, plays a crucial role in shaping the character of Tio Pepe Palomino Fino (Muy Seco).  In this system, wines from various vintages are blended across a tiered series of barrels.  Younger wines are progressively blended with older ones, resulting in a wine that displays characteristics of both its recent and past iterations.  This process imbues Tio Pepe with depth and complexity while ensuring consistency from vintage to vintage.

A Storied Legacy:

Tio Pepe is an iconic brand synonymous with Fino Sherry.  Produced by Gonzalez Byass, a historic Sherry house founded in 1835, Tio Pepe has garnered international acclaim for its quality and consistency.  The instantly recognisable green bottle with its distinctive hat-wearing figure has become a symbol of Spanish Sherry culture.

In Conclusion:

Tio Pepe Palomino Fino Sherry (Muy Seco) is an excellent choice for those seeking a dry, crisp, and flavourful Sherry.  Its versatility as a food pairing wine and its refreshing character make it a perfect choice for any occasion.  Whether you're a seasoned Sherry drinker or new to exploring this exciting wine style, Tio Pepe is a superb introduction.

Order your bottle of Tio Pepe Palomino Fino Sherry (Muy Seco) online or visit us at our shops in Liphook and Petersfield.  We look forward to helping you discover the delights of this classic Spanish wine!


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