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Help with red, sweet sherry name

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sanscosm May 18, 2007 10:04 AM

Last week I went to Pipa and had a great sherry that I can't find the name of. All I know is that it's red, sweet, and from Argentina. Vague, yes, but I'm open to other suggestions that match the criteria =)

Thanks in advance!

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    zin1953 May 18, 2007 10:07 PM

    Well, nothing matches the criteria.

    Sherry is produced only in Spain -- in the region Jerez de la Frontera, Sanlúcar de Barrameda, or El Puerto de Santa María. It is produced rom white wine grapes -- principally Palomino, though Pedro Ximénez and Moscatel are also used. The latter two are always sweet. Moscatel is bottled alone. P.X. *can* be bottled alone, but is traditionally used to sweet Palomino, thus turning it into a Milk or Cream Sherry.

    Now, having said all that, this isn't to say there are no sweet red wines produced in Argentina. Some producers vinify the Bonarda grape in an off-dry/slightly-sweet style. (This probably isn't really Bonarda, but rather Charbono, ,but that's another story.) One example is from Byblos.

    Could that be it?

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      bubbles4me May 19, 2007 08:42 AM

      I would call the restautrant and get the name, have them read off everything on the label for you. Then either post here or try wine searcher.

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