This Sherry style wine is a beautiful golden orange color. You’ll find nutty, toasty aromatics with hints of orange marmalade, apple sauce, and vanilla. It is smooth with sweetness perfectly balanced by acidity, flavors of candied citrus zest and a long, lingering marmalade finish.
For the base of this Sherry style wine, we fermented a blend of Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, and Muscat and stopped the fermentation part way through with high proof spirits, retaining a fair amount of the natural sugars from the grapes. We aged that fortified wine into oak barrels, storing them in the sun for three years to accelerate aging and oxidation. During aging we did not top off the barrels as the wine slowly evaporated, allowing for a larger head space to oxidize and create the nutty character we were looking for in this wine.
Mica started our sweet Sherry program in 2015 and we continue to add new barrels to the program each year, creating our own take on the traditional Solera system used to produce Sherry in Southern Spain. This wine is a fractional blend of vintages going back to those first barrels in 2015, allowing for a balance of characteristics from both the younger and older wines that are aging in the program.
Apple Pie, Pear or Quince Tart with vanilla ice cream. Seasonal fruit crumbles. Biscotti. Flan.
Aged in neutral barrels for as long as six years.
A blend of Muscat, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, and small amounts of other white varieties
50 cases produced