Thursday, April 7, 2022

Fernando de Castilla Vermut Sherry Cask

Vermouth Matured in Sherry Cask
Fernando de Castilla Vermut Sherry Cask...$22.99 / 750ml
Blend 70 % Oloroso and 30 % Pedro Ximenez 
Vermut Fernando de Castilla is made with the best olorosos and Pedro Ximénez from the winery, with a mix of 27 botanicals and macerated for months in the oloroso boots, has a soft start and a markedly bitter profile, where the orange peel stand out, cinnamon and wormwood.
At sight is dark mahogany color. With citrus aroma, wild with notes of aged sherry. The palate is sweet and slightly bitter with a soft finish.
It is perfect for pairing olives, cockles, toasted almonds.
Serve on ice with a slice or orange peel. Use in cocktails like Manhattan or Negroni.

Bodegas Rey Fernando de Castilla was founded in 1837, purchased and revitalized in 1999 by Jan Pettersen (a Norweigian with 15 years at Osborne). Jan also took over the cellars of Jose Bustamante next door and quickly established Fernando de Castilla as one of the region’s finest small, independent sherry houses. The company specializes in natural, unblended and unfined products as supreme examples of the ancient winemaking traditions of the Jerez region. The vineyards (farmed without pesticides or herbicides) and winery are all located in Jerez, all sherries are estate bottled. 
JEREZ || The DO Jerez-Xérès-Sherry was founded in 1933, Spain’s first. It is situated in the province of Cadiz, where the wines are made in the traditional way, based on the Solera system of dynamic aging on butts (barrels). The best vineyard sites are on the famous ‘albariza’ soils, a white limestone marl; which are deep, with excellent water retaining properties. These are ideal conditions for vine cultivation since they are able to reserve the rainwater for the dry, hot summer months. 

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