About the Wine
Sherry is one of the world’s oldest wines. Sherry is a fortified wine of Spanish origin that typically has a distinctive nutty flavor. It takes its name from the province of Jerez de la Frontera in Andalusia. Sherry must come from the triangular area of the province of Cádiz between Jerez de la Frontera, Sanlúcar de Barrameda, and El Puerto de Santa María. Its distinguished evolution has been marked by the influence of many of the world’s greatest empires and civilizations. Today, while Sherry does not enjoy the level of popularity it once did, it remains one of the world’s most unusual and historical wines.
This Dry Oloroso Sherry is made from 100% Palomino Fino grapes. A first gentle pressing is applied to the Palomino grapes to obtain the Yema, the first and most delicate of the musts. After fermentation, classification and fortification (addition of wine alcohol up to 18% vol.) The wine passes to Alfonso’s solera where it will age for an average time of 8 years. A solera system is a collection of barrels, traditionally stacked with the bottom row containing the oldest vintage, for the purpose of fractional blending across vintages.
Dry with a deep and intense amber color, with an intense nose of nuts, honey, toasted sugar and in the mouth it is powerful, with a bitter and persistent finish with hints of nuts.
This Sherry pairs lovely with Patés and soft cheeses.
The Wine Down
An extraordinary dry fragrant, classic and traditional Jerez aperitif from time immemorial. González Byass winery is a top seller in this oloroso due to its great value for money, and now with a renewed, more elegant image.