Flor Sherry -  Dry Apera v Australian Sherry Wine

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Organic Fino sherry has a number of different names like flor sherry or dry apera sherry or dry sherry or dry apera wine - a bone-dry fino style Apera sherry made from madeleine grapes we call it "Fleur de Madeleine" after the grape variety. 

The ullaged flor fino sherry cask is topped up each year to keep the floating flor sherry yeast alive, some sweet orange notes on the nose with nutty rancio and well developed briny flor, the 16% alcohol is well integrated, only 100 x 750 mL bottles of this well-made flor wine are made each year. 

Flor is the thin layer or veil of flor sherry yeast cells that forms on top of fino sherry wines. It is a kind of creamy coloured, wrinkled, waxy foam, up to a centimetres thick, that protects the wine from air contact and that can only grow naturally in the specific climate of the Meditteranean like Swan Valley.

This estate-grown and made organic dry apera sherry wine is natural wine and hence, is unfined and unfiltered. This organic Apera wine is also (VEGAN friendly) with some harmless sediment to be found in the dry sherry bottle.

Served chilled at 9 degrees Celcius, as an aperitif with oysters, seafood and cheeses. "Oh I love it", says Duncan Harris, winemaker.

Is Apera the same as dry sherry?

Is Apera the same as Sherry, you may ask?  Apera is the new Australian name for dry sherry. The name Sherry is owned by the Spanish and the Port name is owned by the Portuguese, both are now under the control of the EU. Australia changed its name to Apera in 2010. Rules for Apera.

What is Sweet Apera?

Sweet Apera, also known as cream sherry, is a fortified wine that offers a rich and luscious taste experience. Originating from Spain, this aromatic and indulgent beverage is renowned for its sweet and velvety texture. Sweet Apera undergoes a unique production process, where a dry sherry is blended with a sweetening component, such as grape must or concentrated grape juice.

This method imparts the wine with its distinctively sweet profile, making it a popular choice for those with a penchant for dessert wines.

The smooth and creamy characteristics of Sweet Apera are further enhanced through aging in oak barrels, resulting in a harmonious blend of flavours.

With its notes of caramel, toffee, and dried fruits, Sweet Apera provides a delightful sensory experience that is perfect for savouring on its own or pairing with various desserts.

What is dry Sherry?

Dry sherry is a type of fortified wine produced primarily in the Jerez region of Spain. It is made from white grapes such as Palomino, and it undergoes a special aging process known as the solera system. Dry sherry is characterized by its crispness, complexity, and distinct nutty or saline notes. It can range from very dry styles like Fino and Manzanilla to slightly sweeter styles like Amontillado and Palo Cortado.

Is Apera a Brandy?

Question: Is apera a brandy? Unfortunately, apera is not a style of brandy. Apera has brandy added, which means it is fortified with brandy to increase the alcohol content.

Product CodeFLE95
ManufacturerHarris Organic Wines
Stock Level3

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