2015 Cota 45 UBE de Ubérrima Maina

Sanlúcar, Spain

100% Palomino off 40 year old vines from a single vineyard called Vina La Charanga in the Pago de Maina grown on the Albarizas de Barajuelas soil. This type of Albariza contains a significant amount of ancient marine fossils. Hand-picked of course, spending 24 months in 1000L bota, the last 2 months under a veil of flor. An attractive nose with notes of herbal tea, florals and dried fruits. Initially on the palate you are greeted with lovely savoury qualities and richness that then lead to a dry and chalky texture. Less acidity than the Miraflores but still shows some zippy apple elements. The salinity and minerality are clearly present for the entire long journey on the palate. Drink alongside grilled white fish or smoked salmon.


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    100% Palomino off 40 year old vines from a single vineyard called Vina La Charanga in the Pago de Maina grown on the Albarizas de Barajuelas soil. This type of Albariza contains a significant amount of ancient marine fossils. Hand-picked of course, spending 24 months in 1000L bota, the last 2 months under a veil of flor. An attractive nose with notes of herbal tea, florals and dried fruits. Initially on the palate you are greeted with lovely savoury qualities and richness that then lead to a dry and chalky texture. Less acidity than the Miraflores but still shows some zippy apple elements. The salinity and minerality are clearly present for the entire long journey on the palate.

    Drink alongside grilled white fish or smoked salmon.

    Tech Notes

    Varietal / Blend: Palomino

    Decant: Recommended

    Closure: Cork

    Farming Practices: Sustainable

  • Sanlúcar, Spain

    Ramiro Ibañez is passionate about the albariza soil and recovery of the traditional local grape varieties, many of these almost lost and also no longer permitted by the governing Consejo regulations.

    He makes wines that demonstrate the personality and terroir of each vineyard and grape variety without letting too much flor obscure it. He was a founding member of a group of like-minded local producers who wanted to experiment with old varieties and winemaking techniques, making unfortified Sherry and give more importance to the grapes and vineyard.

    All the wines are made in very small quantities and the current range is from the UBE project which is old vine Palomino from different clones fermented in old Manzanilla butt without flor.

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