El Amigo Imaginario

El Amigo Imaginario


The Portuense winery brings to the market a new ecological white wine made with palomino grapes. It is fermented like a red wine and aged in a 10-month oloroso boot.


In this case we talk about a white wine made as a red wine.

"El amigo imaginario" (Imaginary friend) as explained by Alejandro Narváez "is a 100% Palomino from the Plantalina finca located in the pago of Balbaina Alta, Jerez. There are grape strains between 40 and 50 years planted in albariza and grown in ecological for more than 15 years old".

At the moment of the desired maturity, the grapes are harvested manually, making a first selection of bunches in the vineyard. Once in the cellar, the grapes are placed in boxes in a refrigerated truck where the temperature is lowered to about 3-4ºC for 24 hours. Next, the grapes pass through a selection table. After this, the destemmer follows where the scrap is removed. The whole grape is transferred to a temperature controlled tank and the fermentation is allowed to start spontaneously.

During the days of fermentation, the deposit is pummeling (shaken) daily to remove the skins. After 25 days of fermentation the wine is uncovered and pressed, and transferred to an oloroso boot where it is hermetically closed to avoid the veil of flower and oxidation and in this boot will proceed to perform the malolactic fermentation or second fermentation. This wine has an aging in oloroso boot of 10 months and 4 months of aging in the bottle.

The tasting note tells us that it is amber colored with golden reflections, it is clean and with a very dense tear that descends through the glass. In Nose it is sweet, has tropical memories and with a countersunk and roasted background, a marked subtlety of its passage through a fragrant boot. We also have a mineral background, a reminder of that albariza that shelters your plants. In the mouth it has a nice and voracious entrance, in which you can see that dense glycerin, followed by a pronounced sapidity, typical of aged palomino, and after that sip, we try again and see the breadth, length of the wine that surrounds us. mouth.

Tell this when serving: On the label we can see two monkeys. Alejandro says "I told Victoria that I was craving to have a monkey on the label and was inspired by a very old movie called freaks, I told him to take that film as a reference to reflect the fact of making very different wines and that they should to be taught. "

There will be a total of 612 bottles that have been bottled. All bottles are numbered by hand.

Tipo de Vino
Vinos de Autor
Denominación de Origen
VT Cádiz

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