The Palomino grape is very well known in the world of sherry making. It tends to result in drier types of sherry. It’s said to be named after Fernán Palomino, a famous knight of Spain’s Reconquista period.
The Pedro Ximenez grape is another grape that’s traditional to the sherry-making process. It has a relatively high acidity level, meaning that it lends itself to sweeter wines.