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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  • Barbadillo Maestrante Semidulce Cadiz 2017


    No written review

    Wine review by martins2002

  • Well not all odd grapes make good wine and not all wine ages gracefully.  ... Navazos-Niepoort made from palomino grapes.  This one may not be faulty but it does have the Sherry nose and flavor which, for this wine, is intentional but just not what I was in the mood for.Well I was thirsty and I wasn't going to give up that easily.  Bingo, a 20... Read More

    Forum post in the topic And now for something...

  • Palo Cortado Tradicion Vors 30 Years Bodegas Tradicion NV


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    Wine review by martins2002

  • Sherry Oloroso Antique Do Jerez


    I like very much the tasty of strawberry Read More

    Wine review by jave

  • In case you haven’t heard, June 17th is Chenin Blanc Day. And like so ... Chenin Blanc with a dash of Palomino (another grape with a long history in the region) plus an unnamed grape to add some mystery. These vines were planted in the late 1960s to mid-1970s. Pleasant golden apple and honey aromas with floral, spiced oak notes and an orange m... Read More

    From the article Chenin Blanc Strikes Back

  • Tio Pepe NV


    Raisins, dry banana and nuts in the nose. In the mouth is absolutely dry and lingering. Read More

    Wine review by DCE

  • Bodegas Abanico Rua Valdeorras 2010


    Unique to say the least. Another, in what was a completely different night of wine tasting at the house. Cider vinegar right off the bad, not exacting the kind of intro that we'd thought, but different. After sitting and warming this develops a green herbal quality and a drop of honey that alone doesn't really set off any green lights, but with ... Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951

  • Call it what you’d like: An old routine, a daily pattern, your go-to ... ... Viura, Sauvignon Blanc, and Palomino, which are used as faithful blending agents. If you see Rueda D.O. (Denominación de Origen) on the label, it means that your blend contains at least 85% Verdejo. Oftentimes it will be more. When you see Rueda Verdejo on the label, ... Read More

    From the article Spring Whites That Deserve the Hype: Rueda

  • Bedrock Wine Co. Evangelho Vineyard Heritage 2012


    Aromas of fresh dark fruitcurrant, blackberry. Gentle hit of that fruit on introduction to the tongue and palate, but then more rustic earthy sensations emerge as the wine passes backeven maybe a mintiness. Very light on tannin with a nice tartness. I had this wine about a year and a half ago, and it is obvious that it is much more integrated... Read More

    Wine review by EMark

  • Pino Viejo Manzanilla En Rama Bodegas Baron NV


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    Wine review by martins2002

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