Bodegas Dios Baco Fino

Bodegas Dios Baco Fino

WHY WE LOVE IT

  • Its delicate fragrance of flowers, which at the same time is sharp on the nose, alerts us to the classic aroma of an old and fine Sherry.
  • On the palate it is dry and sharp, very long on the palate and complete, balanced in its sensations.
  • It comes from 100% palomino grapes. Its alcohol content is 15º and should be served very cold.

Varietal Composition: 100% Palomino Fino

Elaboration: After initial fermentation and examination of the Flor that develops inside the barrels of still wine from the Palomino Fino grapes, a determination is made for each barrel whether it is to become Fino or Oloroso. The wines are then fortified 15%-17% alcohol and they become part of a solera.

Fino remains pure palomino and great pains are taken to maintain its vigorous Flor. Oloroso has some sweet muscatel blended in. Fino ages a minimum of 5 years while Oloroso ages for at least 8. Manzanilla is a Fino whose aging takes place in the town of Sanlúcar de Barrameda. Amontillado is a Fino whose Flor has not held up and thus is fortified with more alcohol and sweetened. Cream is a highly sweetened version of the Oloroso. Fractional blending takes equal amounts from the bottom barrels of the oldest wines and refills from barrels of younger wines above as the oldest wines are bottled. Pedro Ximénez begins by sun drying grapes prior to pressing. Once the must is fermented, they are then added to their own “PX” solera for aging.

Tasting Notes: Light golden color and delicate aroma announce the arrival of subtle sherry that balances nutty flavor with a refreshing dryness. We recommend serving Dios Baco Fino Sherry as the ideal aperitif, with fried seafood such as calamari and with shrimp or other shell fish.

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PRODUCER BACKGROUND

The deepest roots of Bodegas Dios Baco reach back to 1765 when the construction was begun on a winery complex consisting of 12 individual wineries. That was the beginning of a tradition that continues today. The wineries were called “The Twelve Apostles” and located in Jerez de la Frontera, in southern Spain’s Andalusia region.

In 1992, its current owner Jose Paez Morilla purchased the winery and created Bodegas Dios Baco – God Baccus Winery – named for one of the original 1765 Twelve Apostles wineries, bringing the story full circle. He renovated the building and today, he and his daughter, Alejandra, handcraft their limited batches of fine sherry.

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