Oloroso Villapanés with Callos in Wilda

One of the classic sherry pairings in one of Madrid’s newest and trendiest establishments. I don’t think anybody would describe Wilda (Calle del Leon 9) as conventional, with its funky decoration and selection of equally funky (in a good way) natural and artisan wines. But when you look closely at the wine list and menu you can rest assured that this is also the sort of place you can safely refuel on a crisp winter day.

Some classic combinations are possible and this was certainly one. Here the oloroso Villapanés was stately and awesome – this wine is feline like a regal old lion – and perfect with the callos, which are from a famous, michelin starred stable and are super smooth in flavor and texture.

And after that well, I know the other sherries on what is a well thought-out little list so I had a bit of a dip with some really interesting wines from Extremadura and some fizz from Toledo (and an XL serving of top drawer arroz con leche, as you can see).

Really nice little lunch and well worth a visit.

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