With the support of the producers involved and Extenda, we are delighted to bring you an opportunity to taste a range of Andalusian wines in a live virtual tasting with Sarah Jane Evans MW on 23rd July at 7.30pm
The Big Fortified Tasting is the single largest wine show in the world which is solely dedicated to fortified wines. With physical tastings not currently an option, we have been seeking ways to continue our mission to bring new, interesting and innovative fortified wines to the attention of the UK trade and retail market. In May we held our first virtual port tasting with Oscar Quevedo, featuring a range of 6 Quevedo ports. Our next offering is a mixed Sherry and Manzanilla tasting pack, with a live tutored tasting hosted by Sarah Jane Evans MW.
What are we doing?
With the support of the producers listed above and Extenda, we are delighted to bring you an opportunity to offer your customers the chance to taste a range of Andalusian wines in a live virtual tasting with Sarah Jane Evans MW on 23rd July. Full details of the live tasting will be provided with the packs.All of these wines are also available to order individually via the normal UK importer if you wish to stock them.
The collective retail value of these wines is in excess of £75 individually. Retail and Trade pricing is available.
Manzanilla La Guita from JOSÉ ESTÉVEZ (UK agent: Bibendum PLC)
La Guita is made from 100% Palomino grapes grown in Sanlúcar, mainly in the Pago Miraflores, one of the most prestigious vineyard areas of Sanlúcar. The wine is aged using the traditional Sanlúcar de Barrameda system of criaderas and solera in the Pago Sanlúcar Viejo and Misericordia wineries. The result is a wine of superior quality which after 4 years of ageing is notable for its pale straw yellow colour, its freshness, delicacy and salinity with floral notes. On the palate it is outstandingly smooth and lightly structured with a fine minerality.
Manzanilla Solear from BODEGS BARBADILLO (UK agent: John E Fells & Sons)
A manzanilla with one of the longest ageing periods on the market. Its years under the velo de flor (a particular film of yeasts) afford this sherry a range of incredible characteristics. Backed by six generations of the Barbadillo family, Solear is a manzanilla with elegance, finesse and great character. The length of time spent under the velo de flor makes it totally unique.
Fino C.B from BODEGAS ALVEAR, Montilla-Moriles (UK agent: Ultracomida and Basco Fine Foods)
Produced from the best musts of the Pedro Ximenez grapes, the Fino C.B. is the flagship of Alvear and is omnipresent wherever Andalusians meet together. A typical product of the special process which takes place in the cask under a veil of yeast is the “crianza en flor”. The initials C.B. come from Carlos Billanueva, the cellar master who in the early XIX century marked the casks containing the best wines with his initials.
Collection Don Zoilo Oloroso 12 años from WILLIAMS & HUMBERT (UK agent: Ehrmann’s Wines)
A dry oloroso produced from Palomino grapes grown in Jerez Superior in the vineyards Pago Añina y Carrascal. Produced using controlled fermentation at 28º C before being fortified with distilled wine alcohol up to 19.5º. The wine enters the racks before entering the Criaderas y Soleras system for ageing through oxidation in oak casks. Aged for at least 12 years to produce a unique dry oloroso.
Palo Cortado Península from EMILIO LUSTAU (UK agent: Fields, Morris & Verdin)
100% Palomino. This exceptional sherry brings together the finesse and delicacy of an Amontillado with the richness and body of an Oloroso. An extremely versatile wine. Aged in Bodega la Emperatriz Eugenia in Jerez de la Frontera.
Pedro Ximénez 1994 from TORO ALBALÁ, Montilla-Moriles (UK agents: Ultracomida and Winetraders)
The Toro Albalá winery began in the heart of Southern Cordoba in 1922, within the wine region of Montilla-Moriles. A small wine grower — José María Toro Albalá — had the idea of keeping aged wines to create future vinous treasures destined for the most demanding palates. His values still form the core of the company’s approach to business today.
How to order
Tasting packs are available on a retail or wholesale (cases of 6 packs) basis. Please order or request more details using the links below.
Retail Orders (1-5 cases)
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Date: Thursday 23rd July
Time: 7:30pm (BST)
Link: https://youtu.be/0PVxwZ_dEXU (We recommend you log into YouTube and 'set reminder')
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