Fino Inocente is quite a unique Fino. Bodegas Valdespino is one of the oldest bodegas in the area, and stick to traditional methods. Inocente is of one only Fino wines still to be fermented in wooden casks, 600-liter American oak butts. Valdespino uses indigenous yeasts, whereas since the 1970’s all other bodegas have been using stainless steel fermentation tanks and many of them switched to cultured yeast. A second unique feature is the fact that the Palomino grapes for this wine come from one single vineyard. Where all other Finos are blended from multiple sources, this one uses only grapes from Macharnudo Alto, a high-altitude area renowned for its pure Albariza soil. The vines are 25 years old.
A very rich nose with a little more oak as well. It shows all the qualities of pure Albariza soils: mineral notes of warm chalk and ocean breeze. Dried hay. Light toast. Salted almonds. Some farmy hints and balanced notes of flor.