Pagos, albarizas, palomino, and the wines they can produce

Am trying to put my thoughts into some kind of logical order after my visit to Jerez and Sanlucar with Ramiro Ibañez of Cota 45 and Federico Ferrer of Cuatrogatos Wine Club. As I mentioned yesterday our trip through the pagos had taken us on a zig zag route from one extreme to another, from el Corregidor … Continue reading Pagos, albarizas, palomino, and the wines they can produce

Ube Maina 2016

This is just a monster of a wine – so potent, savoury and saline. It is made by Ramiro Ibañez from 100% palomino fino grown on barajuela albarizas in Finca la Charanga, Sanlucar. It has a marked “river influence” – relative concentration compared to the much fresher “atlantic” influenced wines from Miraflores and Atalaya, in … Continue reading Ube Maina 2016