Raúl Moreno - La Contraluz 2021
Producer: Raúl Moreno
Wine name: La Contraluz
Classification: Table wine
ABV: 12.0

Aged under flor, this is a fascinating kind of hybrid – half Fino sherry, half dry Palomino Fino. The nose has a delightful nuttiness – toasted almonds, with a lick of chamomile.

The acidity feels bracing, but there are plenty of herbal and nutty tones to balance it, plus a delicate hint of dried fruit. The finish is about as salty as you could wish for – perfect to accompany those nuts!
There’s also a bit of grip here, suggesting a bit of skin contact?

A fascinating style that would be sensational as an aperitif – although this is a surprisingly delicate creature. I found that it did not stand up to strongly flavoured salami, doing much better with cheese.