Dry. (Blanco Seco = Dry White)
A complicated network of barrels used to make Sherry, Montilla, Condados, and other fortified wines.
The whole process of bringing in the grapes to be made into wine. The vintage.
Vino de calidad (Quality wine)
Must come from a DO or DE. Only wine made from the free-run or lightly pressed juice of ripe healthy grapes, which has undergone a temperature controlled fermentation, qualifies.
Vino de cosecha, or vendimia
Wines of a particular vintage year. In special cases, if the purpose is to improve the quality of the wine, a maximum of 15% of wine of a previous year may be added.
Vino Fino de Mesa
Fine table wine.
Rose or blush wine
Special aged dry or sweet wines of higher alcoholic strength than table wines. From the Latin term for excellence. Sherries are vinos generosos.