Thanks to the support of the producers involved and Extenda, we were 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. The recording is now available to watch. Listen to Sarah Jane explore food pairings, introduces the people behind the wines and taste the wines themselves.
If you are new to Sherry and Motilla-Moriles wines, join Sarah Jane Evans MW as she introduces the Bodegas, the people and wines.
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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.
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