SHERRY

There is one wine region in the world that is simply unrivalled, and that region is Jerez in Southern Spain. There is no other place on earth that has the history and the wine-making skills to produce wines of the same calibre. Sherry is simply one of the great wine styles of the world.Br

 

Sherry is a wine made in a specific part of the south of Spain. It’s a fortified wine, which means that neutral grape spirits are added to bring it up to a minimum alcohol level of 15 per cent.”  Sherry is then aged for a minimum of two to three years and often much longer. After ageing in barrels, a sherry is produced into different styles – dry, semi-dry, semi-sweet and sweet. Those styles then fall into categories – Fino, Amontillado, Palo Cortado and Oloroso – which are all made with the Palomino grape. The last category is Pedro Ximenez, which is your sweet sherry, the one most people associate the wine with.

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Even though Jerez, along with Puerto de Santa Maria, & Sanlúcar de Barrameda (Manzanilla) is where we think of when we think  Sherry. we’ve also decided to look beyond the ‘Sherry Triangle’ and venture inland to Montilla Moriles, where Pedro Ximenez is used to make all the same styles of fortified wines. And because of this, the drier styles don’t need to be fortified because the grape naturally gets to 15% alcohol. Therefore the wine develops naturally without having grape spirit added. The end result are wines that sit proudly along side those of Jerez.

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