Cruz Vieja Viña Roble Palo Cortado Jerez (Previously $40)

SKU #1211477

We are thrilled to introduce you to the newest winery in Jerez, Bodegas Faustino Gonzalez, who just began commercializing and bottling wine from their very old solera in 2014. Formerly an almacenista and supplier to Domecq, Faustino Gonzalez first started ageing wine in soleras in the late 18th century. They source fruit from their own vineyard, located in the Pago de Montealegre, and also choose to ferment their musts in old American oak instead of the more common stainless steel. The Palo Cortado is aged one year under flor and then an additional 10 years oxidatively. It is a brisk, tangy, lighter style of Palo Cortado, with aromas of dried citrus, caramel and orange candies, and still a whiff of sea salt. Nutty and dry on the palate, with less salt and pungency than their Amontillado. (Joe Manekin, K&L Spanish wine buyer)

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Varietal:

Other White Wines

Country:

Spain

- With more land under vine than any other country in the world, Spain is the great sleeping wine giant. In recent years, a great deal of money and passion has been poured in the burgeoning Spanish wine industry, helping to improve quality among its vast array of wines from sparkling Cava to Sherry to Rioja Gran Reserva. The most important red-wine-producing regions are Rioja, Ribera del Duero and Navarra in the north and Priorat and Penedes in the northeast.
Sub-Region:

Sherry