Region / Sub-Region: Spain, Jerez-Xeres Sherry, VdlT Cádiz.
Grapes: 100% Palomino grapes.
Venification: Spontaneous fermentation in American oak barriques that previously used in "fino" sherry, thus wanting to obtain a white wine with more structure and secondary aromas.
Aging: Aged for 2 years in barriques. barrels are kept full to avoid the appearance of "flor.
Nose: Delicate almond aroma.
Taste: Dry and light on the palate.
Color: Straw, gold color.
Gastronomy: All kinds of tapas, soups, seafood, fish, ham, and soft cheeses.
Socaire means shelter from the wind.
CRITICS AND RIVIEWS:
-A View From The Cellar, March ‘20 gave 90+ points to 2017 Socaire (white). “The Socaire Blanco from Bodegas Primitivo Collantes is also made entirely from Palomino, but rather than being fermented and aged in stainless steel, this wine is barrel- fermented and aged in older barrels, which have been used previously for Sherry production. The wine is aged fully two years in cask prior to bottling, with frequent topping up, to avoid the development of flor. The 2017 Socaire is excellent, offering up a complex bouquet of bread fruit, lemon peel, gentle nuttiness, a good base of white soil tones, dried flowers and a bit of older oak shadings. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied and nascently complex, with a good core, fine focus and grip and a long, soil-driven and nicely balanced finish. Another good bottle in the making, the 2017 Socaire seems likely to age longer than the Viña Matalán and will improve with a bit more bottle age.”