Legendary fortified wine from Andalucía (south of Spain), made for centuries. From dry to sweet: Fino and Manzanilla, Amontillado, Palo Cortado, Oloroso, Pedro Ximenez and Cream. EN RAMA: unfiltered sherry. Made for premium Fino and Manzanilla SOLERA: every year 1/3 of the oldest blend is bottled and the winemaker add the new vintage into the barrels. This is called a solera system. It is worth a try.
This is a medium sweet Sherry from Williams and Humbert, made from a combination of Palomino and Pedro Ximenez grapes. Aged for at least 6 years, it is slightly sweetened during this process making it more versatile in that it can be matched with food rather than being enjoyed purely as a drink - light pasta dishes will work very well.
Described as being half way between an Oloroso and an Amontillado, the Dos Cortados Solera from Williams and Humbert is aged for an average of 20 years producing a deep and rich flavour, balanced with the perfect level of acidity. This will be delicious with a variety of cheeses such as Cheddar and Gruyere, or equally so on its own after a meal.
With a definite nutty, yeasty flavour Tio Pepe from En Rama is the perfect wine to have as an aperitif alongside olives, oily fish and nuts such as almonds. The flavour is complex with notes of citrus, lemon and orange alongside the nuttiness. This is the 10th release of this wine and master blender Antonio Flores states that it is 'the definition of perfect harmony'.
Made using Palomino grapes, this is a sherry packed with flavour but with a long and delicate finish on the palate. Produced by Valdespino with a history of sherry production going back six Centuries, their vines span a huge area of 750 hectares which is rare in this region!