Henry and the team tried this recently and all loved it! They wanted it mainly because it's got a horse on the label.
Palomino the horse, Palomino the vine. It's made from a small parcel of very old vines grown on the plateau of Piekenierskloof in South Africa. This area is mainly populated with Chenin Blanc and Grenache, interspersed with small pockets of the Palomino grape, a variety more widely recognised for making up most dry sherries.
Often this grape variety can get missed or blended, but when it's from such old vines, planted in 1977, it gets super concentrated and gives a distinctive sense of place and personality.
Almond, jasmine, and a clean fresh acidity with a saline twang. It really packs a punch for the price! It has an underlying richness combined with a fresh zingy twist.
A super versatile food wine, this will pair well with fish, risotto or lemon infused chicken. In fact we might have it again at the weekend with a roast chicken thai curry, what a combination that might be.