The Osborne premium range of sherry wines. Coquinero has a truly unique character that results from the legacy of a process of biological ageing, with the delicate character of a long-aged Fino sherry. The laborious process behind its production and ageing inspired the name of this wine, as it pays homage to the arduous work of the "coquineros" (cockle-pickers), as they search for cockles (small salt-water clams) along the south-eastern coast of the Spanish peninsular, the area that Bodegas Osborne hails from.
PRODUCTION AND AGEING
The Palomino grapes are hand-harvested. Pressing is followed by alcoholic fermentation at a controlled temperature of 24ºC. Once the wine reaches 11-12% alcohol by volume, it is fortified to 15% vol. Then it spends at least six and a half years undergoing biological ageing under a film of "flor" yeast, before being fortified to 17% vol. The whole collection of butts is divided into soleras and five criaderas.
AWARDS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
Bacchus de Oro · Bacchus (2019) Gold Medal· Bacchus (2018) 94 points · Guía Proensa (2018) 94 points · Guía Gourmets (2018) 93 points · Guía Peñín (2018) 91 points · Guía Gourmets (2019).
Appearance: Osborne Coquinero is an attractive shade of pale gold.
Nose: It shows the classic, elegant aromas of Fino, with the sharp, savoury, fresh notes of flor yeast.
Palate: On the palate, it shows the typical notes of an Oloroso wine, with notes of walnuts and bitter almonds. It shows elegant complexity and is extraordinarily well balanced.
Pairing: A great wine to drink with tapas, especially with mature cheeses. Delicious with all kinds of seafood.
Serving temperature: 8-12ºC.
Winery: Bodegas Osborne
Grape variety: 100% Palomino Fino
Type of wine: Fino Amontillado
Designation of origin: Jerez-Xérès-Sherry
Alcohol by volume: 17% Vol.