Fino is a dry, pale white sherry wine produced within the D.O. Jerez / Xéres / Sherry
It is made from the Palomino grape and biologically aged, entirely under a layer of flor. This cap of yeast prevents contact with the air, resulting in a yeasty, saline profile with notes of Mediterranean herbs, fresh dough and almonds. Maturation of at least 2 years in wooden barrels is prescribed by law, but the majority of good Finos are aged between four and seven years of age. At four or five years of age, the wine shows bright notes of flor and minerals, while older examples show more savoury complexity and less spikey salinity.
Like Manzanilla, the slightly more delicate and more coastal variety of Fino from Sanlúcar, it is produced in a Solera system, having different scales or criaderas and gradually refreshing lower (older) barrels with a part of the higher (younger) barrels. A typical Fino Solera contains between three and seven criaderas, consisting of American oak butts.