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Apera Fine Dry
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Apera Fine Dry (formerly Dry Sherry) is made predominantly from Pedro Ximines, a Spanish grape variety grown on 2.46 hectares at Sevenhill. (The Australian wine industry has adopted the word, Apera, to replace Sherry, which cannot be used because it defines a Spanish wine region.)
Apera is a blended wine of several years, not a single vintage, which has been matured in large old oak barrels. Fruit for this fortified wine is generally picked towards the end of vintage when grape sugar levels are high.
Apera Fine Dry is light brown to straw in colour. On the nose, there are aromas of vanilla, with the palate displaying a creamy nuttiness.