Intense bready, oxidised and nutty but approachable
En rama means bottled unfiltered. When you think of sherry, you think of the warm bottle of Sandeman at the back of your granny’s cupboard that comes out once a year. The grape that makes sherry, Palomino, can be expressed in many different ways. Akilia wines are doing just that with this Fino en Rama, meaning Fino that’s bottled unfiltered. This means the wine is less intense than your typical sherry but with the same dryness. Based in Bierzo in Northern Spain, Akilia have a total of 4 hectares spread over three sites. Mario Rovira teamed up with Bodegas Zuelta of Cadiz, pioneers when it comes to Sherry. They showed the guys at Akilia how to treat Palomino Fino under flor, the yeast that grows on top of sherry The end result is a wine that has an expressive, sherry-like nose and colour but a palate with mineral and green apple.