Sherry ( Fino )
Sherry: The ageing system for Sherry is the Solera System, unique in all the world. This white wine, indigenious to Jérez de La Frontera, Cádiz, Spain is aged as follows: The system is made up of a number of stages through which the younger white wines pass, acquiring the characteristics of the older wines, thus ensuring the continuity of the method. The butts ( oak casks of 500 litres each ) in the earlier stages are known as Criadoras ( a caretaker or Guardian ), and the last or oldest casks are the Solera stage from which the wine is taken for bottling.
Sherry called Fino in Spanish or Xères in French is served chilled and is a splendid Aperitif for a variety of Tapas, grilled Foie Grás and