A Winter’s Tale
Definition : In EEC terms, Quality Liquor Wine Produced in a Specific Region, (VLCPRD, CE R1493/99); in Spain, fortified, aged liquor wine with the Quality Demarcation Jerez – Xérès – Sherry. Slightly sweetened amontillado or “medium sweet”.
Type of grape : Palomino and Pedro Ximénez
Vineyards : Jerez Superior. Pago Balbaína and Carrascal.
Alcohol content : 19,5 % Alc./vol
Type of grape : Médium Sherry
Sugar content : 82 gr./l
Production : Bud musts. Controlled fermentation. Fortified with alcohol distilled from wine at 28º. Palomino and Pedro Ximénez are racked before entering the Criaderas y Soleras system for physical-chemical ageing through oxidation in oak casks. Aged for at least six years. Slightly sweetened oloroso, or “medium sweet”.
Tasting notes : Brilliant amber. Intense aroma of dried nuts. Full-bodied and balanced, with low acidity. Sweet and persistent.
Suggestions for consumption : To be drunk neat or on ice. Ideal as an aperitif or with pasta.