‘Real’ sherry, something we hadn’t ever experienced, was a quest we wanted to fulfill prior to leaving on vacation.
- Color: deep amber; the color of coffee liquor
- Full bodied, 16% ABV
- Nose: fig, subtle cocoa beneath
- Palate: fig, marmalade and nut (chutney?), dried fruit finish
Pedro Ximenez grape, desiccated (sun-dried grapes), fortified (stalling the fermentation of the thick, sweet must pressed from the raisins to retain the sweetness), ‘solera system’ is barrel aging via cascading the newest wine through each barrel to the oldest for consistency of product. Truly decadent!
Grown in the Montilla-Moriles region in the south of Spain, an inland climate modified by the marine winds off of the Atlantic help ripen these low acid, high sugar grapes they lend themselves to the dessert style wine beautifully.
Check off another new grape on the Wine Century Club list! Cheers!