With the recent sunny Scottish weather, perfect for drinking Fino, we decided it was ideal opportunity to review a new bodega’s wine, Toro Albalá’s Fino Eléctrico en Rama.
Official Tasting Notes
Produced using the solera technique from 100% Pedro Ximenez grapes, it is biologically aged for 5 years under a veil of yeast, also known as ‘flor’.
Colour: Pale straw. Brilliant and light in glass.
Nose: A sharp and energetic start that fills your nose with almond aromas before leading to hints of breadcrumbs reminding of its 5-year period under a veil of yeast. Very elegant in the nose.
Palate: This wine clearly evokes the chalky albariza soils of Andalucia. A salty and tangy start before leading to fresh almonds and breadcrumbs. Retro nasal and round in the mouth. Persistent aftertaste.
Food: Perfect partner for Spanish tapas, as well as seafood or grilled fish, Iberian meat and Manchego cheese.
Our Notes: We find the nuttiness in the nose as well there is a fruitiness with a mild yeastiness in the background. Unlike other en Ramas that we have tried the yeast is not prominent at all. On the palate the almonds do come to the fore and there is definitely fruit, slight lemon effervescence and red apple skins. The finish is tangy and there is a saline note as well.
Toro Albalá is located in the town of Aguilar de la Frontera in the buildings of a former power station so some of their wines are named Eléctrico as a result.
We will be posting a full review of our visit last month in the near future.