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2020 Callejuela Blanco de Hornillos

Sanlucar de Barrameda, Spain

A bright, and sunny, maritime-influenced Palomino from the southern Atlantic coast of Spain, with an umami edge.

$35.00

About

About This Wine

Named for Pago (sub-region) de Hornillo, where the Callejuela bodega stands, this is Palomino aged without flor, and un-fortified, with fruit sourced from all 3 holdings of the producer.

Soft fruit, textural herbal bitterness and a maritime saltiness that invokes a joyous feeling of light sea-spray on a sun-drenched day. It's rich without being viscous, and has layers of complexity, veering between tart, brine, umami, and golden apple like sweetness, all brought back into focus with its chalky grip, and lean dry finish.

There is a gentle minerality, and racy acidity to this Palomino. In short, it’s the perfect seaside wine: white sand, linen pants, salt kissed lips... you get the drift.

About Vina Callejuela

Starting the Callejuela winery with their father and “dos botas viejas” in 1980 within the family home, brothers; José “Pepe” Blanco and his brother Francisco “Paco” Blanco are real salt of the earth characters.

Their father Francisco Blanco was a prominent local viticulturist who grew his vineyard holdsings by slowly buying small parcels throughout the Marco de Jerez, all within three very important pagos: Anina, Marcharnudo and Callejuela.

They harvest later than most, enabling them to pick grapes with higher baume, needing a lower degree of alcohol when fortifying with the grape spirts used to make Manzanillas and Sherries.

Most importantly, they strive to maintain the purest Palomino expression as possible, thus the longer the hang time on vine, the more the albariza soil can influence the wines.

Palomino vines planted in the famous albariza soils
Palomino vines planted in the famous albariza soils
Sanlucar de Barrameda, Spain
Additional Info

From The Importer

Made of fruit from Hornillo itself, and Pagos Callejuela, Añina and Macharnudo. Harvested by hand before the fruit of fortified wines are harvested, but after the first selection from each Pago.

Delicately pressed, lots are co-fermented exclusively in stainless steel, 5 months in tank on lees. Bottled without fining or filtration.

Blend : Palomino (100%)
Drink Until : 2027
Bottle Size : 750ml

The brothers Blanco
The brothers Blanco
Sanlucar de Barrameda, Spain
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