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Apera Rich Sweet
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Apera Rich Sweet (formerly Sweet Sherry) is made from Pedro Ximines and Grenache. Pedro Ximines a Spanish grape variety grown on 2.46 hectares at Sevenhill Cellars. (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 the grapes have been allowed to stay on the vine until they shrivel and have high sugar levels.
Apera Rich Sweet is vibrant strawberry red in colour. The nose is characterised by prunes and strawberries, with concentrated berry and licorice flavours on the palate and a silky mouth feel.