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Red-fortified
468954623256
Color:
Red
Body/Type:
Fortified
Style:
Traditional
Size:
Bottle, 750 ml
Winery:
Lustau
Grapes:
Pedro Ximénez
Serve At:
46°-54° F
Region:
Spain > Sherry

Almost black in colour. A pronounced and delicious bouquet of the essence of sweet raisins. The taste is very sweet, smooth, pronounced and delicious just like dried raisins or sweet grape juice. Awarded Gold Medal at IWC 2006.



The secret of fine Sherry lies in its ageing and blending. A Sherry blend, whether it is a Fino from El Puerto de Santa María, an Amontillado or an Oloroso, will consist of many different wines taken from butts containing wines of different ages. A collection of butts of the same wine is known as a Solera. The work of blending is not just a craft, it is an art, using all the senses but especially the sense of smell. In the laboratory, small quantities of wines from different soleras are blended in a test tube to create a Cabeceo. The amount of wine alcohol needed to fortify the wine before bottling will also be decided at this time. Once this is made satisfactorily, it can be scaled up to produce quantities sufficient for shipping. In the Lustau 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.



This is a very sweet dessert wine consumed on its own or with rich, fruity puddings. Also classically used as the sauce for one of the famous desserts of Jerez: vanilla ice cream with Pedro Ximénez Sherry.

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.

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