Palomino - White Wine Grape

Palomino, mostly a Sherry grape...

Palomino originated in the Andalusia region of southern Spain. Spain is the major producer of Palomino grapes, particularly in the Jerez region. These grapes are also found in southern Portugal, the Midi area of southern France, in Australia, South Africa, and California.

Classic Image of Palomino (Palo Mino Commun) Grapes Palo mino commun image first published in Traité général de viticulture : ampélographie / publiée sous la direction de P. Viala ; secrétaire général V. Vermorel, avec la collaboration de A. Bacon.. [et al] Paris: Masson et Cie, 1901-1910.
vol. 6 plate 26

Illustration courtesy of the State Library of South Australia, Wine Literature of the World website.

Palomino juice has a low acid content and a comparatively neutral aroma. It is the major component of dry sherries, weighing in at about 95%, and of other fortified wines. It also produces a dry white table wine in southern Spain and Australia.

The classical accompaniment to dry sherry is Tapas, Spanish hors d’oeuvres including Shrimp, Lobster, and Spanish Ham.

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