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In centuries gone by, casks of sherry were lashed to ships sailing for the Indies as ballast, and were found to develop an extraordinary smoothness and complexity. Unforgettable flavors of raisins, candied peel and nuts. It makes a fine warming aperitif and pairs well with nuts, meats and richly flavored seafood dishes.
Lustau may be the most reliable producer of sherry around.
In the bodegas, a team, headed by Juan Fuentes Romero, the Capataz General, has the responsibility for making sure that the Sherry blends maintain the high standards that have been set, for deciding on which butts of sherry are needed for a blend and how each butt is developing. The wine is created by nature: it is the job of the cellarmaster to ensure that nature receives every assistance possible.
In addition to their vast selection of reserve sherries, sells a line of Almacenista sherries, each from the cellar of a particular local businessman who ages the sherries as a hobby, not as a career. Their work in the cellar is professional, however, and their names appear on the labels as due recognition for their devotion to raising a distinctive and high-quality product.