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Bodegas Gomez Nevado - Sierra Morena - Pálido NV (375ml)

Price: $13.00

Producer Bodegas Gomez Nevado
Country Spain
Region Jerez
Subregion Andalucia
Varietal Pedro Ximénez Palomino Aríz
Sku 015047
ABV 15.00%

Bodegas Gomez Nevado is located about 200 km from Jerez and 50 km from Montilla-Morilles in the rugged Sierra Morena mountain range. This family estate has been making wine since the 1700's, though the current  incarnation has been around since 1870. Today, Gabriel Gomez and his children oversee the bodega and its 8 hectares of certified organic vineyards. Bodegas Gomez Nevado was the first certified organic vineyard in all of Spain, back in 1980.

The grapes are manually harvested, destemmed, and crushed; they only use the first press juice, which goes into cement vats where the must will settle. Gabriel makes a pied de cuve (read natural yeasts!) from the first grapes harvested to start fermentation, and the must goes to tanks to finish alcoholic.  The wine will then be transferred to old amphora by hand, where the veil of flor forms.  The wines are never fortified, and often have a natural alcohol of around 15%.  Once the flor develops, the wine goes into a solera: roughly 5 years for the Pálido and up to 15 years for the Dorado.  All the Sierra Morena wines are bottled straight from the cask by hand without any type of filtration. The results are true classical wines from La Vieja Andalucia.

Gómez Nevado still use the traditional names of their wines; thus Pálido literally means “Pale”, and can be described as their “Fino-style” wine.  This cuvee comes from their estate-owned certified organic vineyards.  Made up of 40% Pedro Ximénez, 40% Palomino, and 20% Aris, this wine is unfortified, with a natural alcohol of 15%, and spends an average of 5 years in a solera. This is a balanced wine with delicate aromas of salted almonds and white flowers. The palate is rich, yet lively with flavors of toasted nuts, mushrooms and sea salt. Try with a plate of olives, nuts, hard cheeses and cured meats or any hearty stew.

 

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