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Patricia Aragon Fino

Country:Spain
Region:Sherry
Winery:Patricia
Grape Type:Pedro Ximenez
Vintage:NV
Bottle Size:750 ml
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Product Description

Patricia Aragon Fino is aged under a protective veil of yeast ("flor" which is said to protect the wine from oxidation, leaving it pale, delicate and crisp) for an average of 4 years, Patricia Fino has a clean pale straw color with a slight tint of green. On the nose it's clean and fresh showing aromas of "flor" ageing and a nice nutty, saline character. On the palate it's light, crisp and dry with a pleasant bitterish finish with hints of coffee and licorice. This wine is served chilled as an aperitif, often accompanied by tapas and shellfish.


"A Fino made of Pedro Ximenez. Medium gold with touch of amber. Tangy, rich nose with olive oil notes. Full and rich on layered palate of dried fruit, baked apple. Full, fine finish."
- International Wine Review (Nov 2008), 90 pts

"This wine hails from Spain's Montilla region, next to Jerez, the traditional sherry area. It is fruitier than finos from Jerez, with bright, fresh flavors and excellent balance."
- Washington Post (Jan. 09)
VERY GOOD

Winery: Patricia

The Patricia Estate
The company Aragón y Cía. was founded in 1946, but the winery itself has been in operation since at least 1877. A prize awarded at the Córdoba wine exhibition of that year documents that the winery was producing wine at that date, and it's more than likely that the installations were in operation well before 1877. Situated in Lucena in the province of Córdoba, the Aragón cellars hold some 2,500 "botas" (500 liter oak barrels) using the "solera" system to convert fresh white wine from Pedro Ximénez grapes into the typical "finos", "amontillados" and "olorosos" of Montilla-Moriles.

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Patricia Vineyards
As is the case with most Montilla-Moriles producers, Aragón is an ageing cellar and does not own vineyards. The vineyards of the region are mainly Pedro Ximénez (PX) grapes (over 80%). The region's dry hot climate allows the naturally high sugar PX grapes to attain up to 17º alcohol potential. This means the wines produced here do not generally require the addition of alcohol (fortification), which is necessary for sherries. Aragón's expert tasters carefully select fresh, recently fermented PX wines, which are then transferred to the cellars for long periods of "solera" ageing.
Montilla-Moriles in the province of Cordoba, in Andalucía. The D.O spreads over 10,200 hectares (25,194 acres) of vines planted on limestone soils, at 300-600 meters above seal level.
Kysela Pere et Fils, LTD imports three styles of their Patricia sherry: Fino, Amontillado and Cream (the Cream is more like a P.X. Reserve).

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