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Dry Sherry (Spain)

Sherry

Sherry is a fortified white wine made in Andalusia, Southern Spain.

Serving Temperature Dry Sherry

4-9°C (40-46°F) Fino
4-9°C (40-46°F) Manzanilla
12°C (53°F) Amontillado
14°C (57°F) Palo Cortado
12-16°C (53-61°F) Oloroso

Sherry Dry Styles

Dry Sherry comes in 5 styles:

StyleGrapeColor
FinoPalomino
ManzanillaPalomino
AmontilladoPalomino
Palo CortadoPalomino
OlorosoPalomino

Typical Flavors


Lemon Zest
Lemon
Zest
Orange Zest
Citrus
Floral
Floral
Dried Fruit
Dried Fruit

Dried Figs
Dried Figs
Raisins
Raisins
Almond
Almond
Nuts
Nuts

Honey
Honey
Aromatic Herbs
Aromatic Herbs
Seashell
Seashell
Salt
Sea Salt

Tobacco
Tobacco
Cinnamon
Cinnamon
Coconut
Coconut
Vanilla
Vanilla

Typical flavors of Dry Sherry wines are: Dry Fruit. Citrus. Floral. Chamomile. Honey. Herbs. Pine. Sea Water. Seashells. Coconut and Oak added Scents.

Food Pairing Fino Sherry


Aperitif
Aperitif
Tapas
Tapas
Seafood
Seafood
Cheese
Light
Cheese

Sherry Fino is surprisinly dry and low in acetic acid: perfect as aperitif and with vinagrette (Salads. Marinades. Gazpacho. Ajo Blanco.)

Sherry Fino pairs well with fresh starters:

Olives. Almonds. Peanuts. Tapas. Shellfish. Sushi. Clams. Dim Sum. Young Fresh Cheese. Jamon Serrano.

Food Pairing Manzanilla Sherry


Aperitif
Aperitif
Tapas
Tapas
Seafood
Seafood
Cheese
Light
Cheese

Sherry Manzanilla is similar to Fino: dry and low in acetic acid, perfect as aperitif and with vinagrette (Salads. Marinades. Gazpacho. Ajo Blanco.)

Sherry Manzanilla pairs well with fresh starters:

Olives. Almonds. Peanuts. Tapas. Shellfish. Sushi. Ceviche. Guacamole. Clams. Dim Sum. Tempura. Young Fresh Cheese. Jamon Serrano.

Food Pairing Amontillado Sherry

Seafood
Seafood
Ham
Iberico
Ham
Fowl
Fowl
Cheese
Medium
Cheese

Sherry Amontillado is a good match to Seafood. Iberico Ham. Chorizo. Paté. Manchego Cheese. Smocked Meat. Jerusalem Artichokes. Braised Rabbit and Chicken.

Food Pairing Palo Cortado Sherry

Pâté
Pâté
Fowl
Fowl
Chocolate
Milk
Chocolate
Cheese
Medium
Cheese

Sherry Palo Cortado is a good match to Paté. Duck Liver. Fowl. Curries. Spicy Asian Food. Chocolate and Medium Aged Cheeses.

Food Pairing Oloroso Sherry

Fowl
Fowl
Pork
Pork
Game
Game
Cheese
Mature
Cheese

Sherry Oloroso is a good match with Foie Gras. Roast Fowl and Game. Pigeon. Rabbit. Iberico Ham. Mushroom Risotto. Smocked Meat. Bresaola. Lamb. Beef. Mature Gouda. Comté. Gruyère. Manchego.

About Sherry

Sherry is a fortified white wine from the region of Jerez in Andalusia, Southern Spain: one of the most southerly winegrowing regions in Europe (latitude 36º North).

Jerez de la Frontera, Sanlucar de Barrameda and El Puerto de Santa Maria mark the three corners of the famous "Sherry Triangle".

The sea breeze, the proximity to the Atlantic Ocean, the hot and dry climate, the 3 soils (Albariza, Barros, Arenas), the typical grapes (Palomino, Pedro Ximénez, Moscatel) and biological aging are the secrets to make Sherry.

Albariza soil covers 90% of the Jerez Sherry vineyards.

In spite of the hot and dry climate, in the DO Sherry it is not permitted irrigation.

The special chalky soil stores the winter rainfall and distributes the moisture to the vines during the dry season. Also the sea winds bring moist to the vines.

Wine Region Andalusia

Andalucia

Andalucia is best known for Sherry.

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