This is the second project of Bodegas Forlong in El Puerto de Santa María, Cádiz. After the great success of their red "Assemblage", they set out to demonstrate once again that a quality wine can be made with the Palomino native variety, but this time it would be a white wine.
Forlong Blanco is, as its name suggests, a white wine made from Palomino and Pedro Ximénez grapes, which is native to Cádiz.
Although the main idea was to make red wines they can more the challenge of obtaining a good white within the zone in which they are (the frame of Jerez, the Port and Sanlúcar). The Palomino grape, native to Cadiz and with which the wines Fino and Manzanilla are made, is a grape that experts say "does not bring aromas".
So the challenge with greater difficulty was: "to go against the current with the wines of the area and to create a target with this variety". Alejandro explains to me, proud of the result obtained: "but working the grape differently, from the field, working well the vineyard, making a good winemaking in small quantities to give it a lot of pampering and achieve a fruit with exceptional quality”.
You can tell this while serving: At the time of devising an image that defines that wine and show it in the label, they again bet on the impossible and full of fantasy characters, as in this case a "fish costume" appears, based on the idea of congenial wine with Fish, and because they imagined businessmen eating with this wine.
This wine was born as an "experiment" and without waiting, the Parker Guide awarded this year 89 points. The numbers of this wine are impressive: The vintage 2013 (1,500 bottles) was sold in 3 months, the 2014 (5,000 bottles) in 6 months and the current one (14,000 bottles) has sold 75% of the production.
Limited production: 14,000 bottles.
- Tipo de Vino
- Vinos de Autor
- Palomino (90%) y Pedro Ximénez (10%)
- Denominación de Origen
- VT Cádiz
- Pairing - Moments
- Pairing - People
- The Family
- Pairing - Music
- Depeche Mode