Pardina

Pardina is the local name given to the Albillo white wine varietal in southwestern Spain. The grape has mostly neutral flavors with a lightly perfumed aroma. It has a high glycerol index, which confers smoothness to the wines. The berries are of average size, round in shape and golden in color. The grape bunches are generally small and compact. It is an early ripening variety and is usually harvested in mid-August.

 

Manuel Sánchez Franganillo, is a bachelor who has devoted his entire life to producing wine in the harsh, unforgiving climate of Extremadura.
Type of Wine: White Wine
Appellation of Origin: VT Extremadura
Winery: Caves San Jose, Villafranca de los Barros
Varietal: 100% Pardina. Vines are between 30-50 years old.
Terrain: Rich, fertile soils (high nutrients) with good water retention. High temperatures and extreemely low rainfall (less than 10 inches per year).
Harvest: Hand picked and selected twice: initially in the vineyard, with a second selection on receipt at the winery.
Ageing: Stainless steel.
Bottling: Bottled on the property.
Serving Temperature: It should be kept refrigerated, and served chilled between 41º and 55º F.
Alcohol Content: 11.5%
Released to Market: Spring 2014
About the producer
Manuel Sánchez Franganillo, is a bachelor who has devoted his entire life to producing wine in the harsh, unforgiving climate of Extremadura
Tasting notes
Color: Pale straw, with touches of gold.
Nose: Plenty of fruit, aromatic but not overwhelming.
Palate: A perfect balance of fruit and acidity. Enjoy this wine with light foods such as poultry, fish, salads orcheese dishes. This is a most enjoyable and versatile wine that will last for many days after opening..

 

Format: 3 liter Bag-in-Box (case of 6)
SRP: $16.99
Available: April 2014