Produced in Victoria's High Country, Pennyweight Constance Fino is a dry, straw-coloured sherry and makes an ideal aperitif.
Origin: Victoria's High Country
Grape type: Field blend (Palomino, Riesling et al.)
Goes well with: Manchego, Ossau Iraty, Ortiz Anchovies, Charcuterie
Similar wines: Manzanilla, Fino, Amontillado, Vin Jaune
Refrigerate after opening and use within 4 weeks. ABV 17%
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Pennyweight Constance Fino is a dry, straw coloured sherry, with a subtle fragrance of flor yeast, reminiscent of green apples, which carries through onto the palate. The finish is light and delicate. Averaging 3 years in solera.
A little history about Pennyweight
Pennyweight is a small traditional winery, owned and operated by the 4th and 5th generation Morris family winemakers. It comprises two certified organic / biodynamic, dry land vineyards situated in the Beechworth and Rutherglen wine regions, located in the High Country of north-east Victoria. Pennyweight make a number of Spanish style sherries or ‘Apera’ as they are called when produced anywhere other than Jerez. The Constance is named after Constance Morris, Fred’s Grandmother. The Mia Fino Sherry was her passion at Morris’ Winery. We might add she drank it constantly!
A Solera is a number of casks of wine set up to allow movement of wine from youngest to oldest. As wine is taken from the oldest casks for bottling, it is replaced by wine from the next oldest and so on through the stack. Up to 60% of wine may be removed from a cask. This process allows for a thorough blending of the different years and batches of wine, as well as progressive ageing of the sherry. The finished bottling wine should thus have a reasonably constant style.