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Wine by Grape Variety | Palomino

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Palomino is a white wine grape variety grown widely in the Andalucía region of southwestern Spain. It is the grape used in the production of Sherry and occupies almost 95 percent of the total vineyard plantings in Jerez. The variety is rather neutral in flavour, with low acidity and potential alcohol, making it an ideal variety for the fortification of Sherry. 

The chalky and lime-rich soils that characterise the Jerez terroir allow Palomino to achieve the must weights required for Sherry production. The finest examples of these come from Sanlúcar de Barrameda, where it was traditionally known as Manzanilla de Sanlúcar and gave its name to the Manzanilla style of Sherry.

Several different kinds of Sherry use Palomino in varying degrees. The dry, flor-affected Fino and Manzanilla styles, and the more oxidative Amontillado, Dry Oloroso and Palo Cortado variants all use Palomino. Only the lusciously sweet PX sherries are made from a different grape variety, that being Pedro Ximénez.



Sandeman Armada Superior Cream Sherry

A complex Rich Cream Oloroso, sweetened with PX for a deliciously lingering & smooth finish... Read More...

Sandeman Character Superior Medium Dry Sherry

A delicious off-dry sherry, sweetened with the addition of Pedro Ximénez... Read More...

Valdespino 'Deliciosa' Pago Miraflores Manzanilla Sherry

A very dry, crisp and fresh Manzanilla Sherry with a slightly saline finish... Read More...

Lustau Fino del Puerto Sherry

Pale straw in colour the Fino del Puerto is very dry, fresh, light & smooth... Read More...

Lustau Deluxe Cream Capataz Andrés Solera Familiar Sherry

Fresh and silky with wonderful balanced acidity...

Lustau East India Solera Rich Cream Sherry

A rich cream sherry of iconic status...

Lustau Los Arcos Dry Amontillado Sherry

Serve slightly chilled as an aperitif or perfect accompanying soups, asparagus & risottos... Read More...

Sandeman Don Fino Superior Fino Sherry

A classic Fino sherry, bone dry with notes of almonds, green olives and a tangy finish... Read More...

Valdespino 'Tio Diego' Pago de Marcharnudo Amontillado Sherry

A delicious, multiple-award winning, Amontillado sherry from the renown Valdespino stable... Read More...

Valdespino 'Inocente' Pago de Macharnudo Fino Sherry

Considering this finished Fino is ten years old, it is bursting with freshness and flavour... Read More...

Lustau Palo Cortado Península Solera Familiar Sherry

An exceptional sherry that brings together the finesse of Amontilado with the richness of an Oloroso... Read More...