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AMONTILLADO EN RAMA CRUJÍA
Definition : JEREZ-XEREZ-SHERRY
Type of grape : Palomino
Vineyards : Pago de Añina and Carrascal
Alcohol content : 18 % abv.
Production, Maturing and Ageing : Unlike traditional sherries, aged by means of the “Solera y Criaderas” system, these vintage wines are aged statically. For production purposes grape must originating from the old vines of the Añina and/or Carrascal vineyard zones, or Pagos, is first selected and then fortified either to 15º for biological ageing or to 18º for oxidative ageing. These wines are then closely studied throughout their ageing process, during which time they are left untouched until the moment they are selected for bottling. In contrast to the homogeneity provided by the Criaderas y Solera system, during which wine of different ages are methodically blended, each of these wines is unique and special. They are wines that offer a true reflection of the year’s harvest and its particular climatic conditions, as well as the individual evolution of each during its specific static ageing process.
Type of grape : Amontillado Vintage 2011. Biological and Oxidative Ageing
Flavouring : A sherry aged statically for 10 years in in 600 litre American oak casks
Sugar content : Dry
Acidity : 3.3/6.5g/L Tartaric Acid
Production Amontillado Añada 2011 : Musts were selected from the first pressing made during the 2011 harvest. Once the lees were filtered off the must was then fortified to 15.5% abv, biological ageing thus commencing spontaneously. For this particular Amontillado a second fermentation to 18º did not take place, the wine naturally acquiring the required alcoholic content due to the exhaustion of the biological ageing process and concentration, gradually taking on the characteristics of an Amontillado. A special selection from casks Nº 1 and Nº 2 were drawn off for this 2011 Vintage Amontillado.
Tasting notes : Ambar in colour, very complex aromas, sharp. Dry in the mouth, mineral, saline, notes of nuts and a very long and persistent finish.
* Contains Sulphites