Fino Arroyuelo

Back at the place where this blog was born (the Malaga coast) and a nice surprise to find this visitor from Cadiz on the supermarket shelf. Chiclana’s finest – the Arroyuelo fino by Primitivo Collantes and his fields of albariza.

This one seems to have been in the bottle a little while – this is not an en rama wine but showing a nice blush of color. Superb on the nose – lovely haybales, chamomile and almonds -, really fragrant and aromatic. And then the full monty on the palate: sharp, zingy start, then flavours that go from fresh to nutty to herby, and a fiery, mouth watering saline finish. Was really cracking with an espeto of sardines I can tell you.

Not as famous as some of the bodega’s wines but all the hallmarks of a class fino.

2 thoughts on “Fino Arroyuelo

  1. Primitivo Collantes changed the label for its fino arroyuelo at least more than one year ago, so this fino definitely must have been in the bottle for a while. If you are in Chiclana de la Frontera and if you do not feel like visiting all the bodegas where you want to buy wine, I can recommend the museum shop in the Centro de Interpretacion del vino y la sal in Chiclana. It is opposite the mercado municipal (with a great selection of fish and seafood and an underground parking that keeps your wine cool) and has free entry. You can check out which wines from which bodegas they have on the website of the centro if you click on tienda on the bottom left (but the muesum shop does not ship them and only sells them in the shop). The wines from chiclana are value for money and I like Primitivo Collantes’ fino arroyuelo, fino arroyuelo en rama, fino amontillado fossi and moscatel viejo,

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