Style: Sherry – Medium bodied dry and complex abv 18% 75cl
Tasting Note: This delicious Amontillado spends up to 16 years ageing both reductively and then oxidatively before bottling. It boasts rich, intense and well-defined flavours of yeast, brioche, dried fruits, caramel and a touch of leather. The palate is very dry and complex, with a generous body and well-balanced acidity.
Food Pairing: Warming soups, chicken, Christmas turkey cold cuts, mushrooms and truffle, rice dishes: paella or risotto, cheeses such as Pecorino, mature Cheddar
Producer: Valdespino is one of the oldest bodegas in Jerez, with a history of Sherry production going back six centuries. Back in 1264, Alfonso Valdespino was one of 24 knights who fought against the Arabs for the city of Jerez with King Alfonso X. As a reward for his efforts, he was given the land that formed the basis of the bodega. Today Valdespino belongs to the Estevez family, who purchased the bodega in 1999. They own 750 hectares of vineyards in Jerez, including the renowned ‘Macharnudo’ Pago. This vineyard ownership allows Valdespino very close control over grape quality. They are one of the few bodegas to make single-vineyard Sherries.
Region: Jerez, Andalucia
Bottle Size: 75cl
Vegan Friendly: Yes
Vegetarian Friendly: Yes
Residual sugar: 2g/l
Press/Review: Silver Decanter World Wine Awards 2020, Silver International Wine Challenge 2019, Gold International Wine Challenge 2018, Gold International Wine Challenge 2016
Serving Temperature: 12º C and 14º C