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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. Sweet Oloroso or “Cream”.
Type of grape : Palomino, Pedro Ximénez and Moscatel.
Vineyards : Jerez Superior.
Alcohol content : 19,5 % Alc./vol
Type of grape : Jerez, Oloroso muy dulce or Cream Sherry
Sugar content : 105 gr./l
Production : Bud musts. Controlled fermentation. Fortified at 19.5º. Palomino, Pedro Ximénez and Muscatel are blended and racked into clean casks before entering the Criaderas y Soleras system for physical-chemical ageing through oxidation in oak casks. Aged for at least four years.
Tasting notes : Very sweet oloroso. Dark mahogany, almost ebony. On the nose, dried nuts and faint aroma of raisins, muscatel and toasted sugar. Smooth and velvety with a warm palate owing to its alcohol content. A long finish.
Suggestions for consumption : It can be consumed very cold by itself and with desserts, or on ice as a refreshing drink.