Bodegas Gomez Nevado - NV
From beautiful mountain vineyards near Cordoba in southern Spain, that fall outside the classical Denominacion de Origen of Jerez (Sherry) area. This dry Fino style wine is produced in the same way, using the sherry method but without any fortification. Fino is crisp, dry, yeasty, nutty and tangy, it’s also fresh and delicate and should be drunk chilled like a white wine.
A fantastic aperitif, a treat with salted almonds, manzanilla olives, hams and of course tapas. Will keep in the fridge and is great for cooking too! A wonderful, rare artisan wine with amazing intensity of flavour by one of the only Bodegas in the area still making wine the traditional way.
The grapes are fermented with natural yeasts, after which the wine is aged for five years in a traditional ‘solera’ system under a layer of ‘flor’ yeast which protects it from oxidation. Unlike most sherries, the wine is unfortified and unfiltered, and is bottled by hand straight from the cask.
Bodegas Gomez Nevado was possibly the first estate in Spain to be certified organic, way back in 1988.
17/20 JancisRobinson.com, ‘Darker than most fino sherries. Intense aroma of hay and dried grasses, and chamomile. The aromas are broader than on a fino sherry, more complex in fact, and the salty character is very intense on the palate. Great stuff and very persistent.‘ Julia Harding MW, November 2016