Flor is a dry wine produced when a veil of yeast flowers over the surface of wine in a barrel, protecting the wine while it imparts a beautiful nuttiness and aromas of dried apple, orange peel, and salinity. This method of wine making was most popular during Shakespearean times when fortified wines of this type were among the most sought after wines in the world. Glorified by Falstaff, promoted by Sir Francis Drake, and used in part as tender to pay Chaucer for The Canterbury Tales, this style of winemaking is an exciting historical expression. It is best used as an apertif or with a cheese plate of aged, aromatic cheeses.
Finger Lakes AVA