Barbadillo Amontillado Medium Sherry

Barbadillo Amontillado Medium Sherry

Wine: Barbadillo Amontillado ‘Medium’

Producer: Barbadillo

Country: Spain

Region: Andalucia / Jerez

Vintage: NV

Style: Fortified Wine – Sherry

Blend: Palomino Fino / Pedro Ximenez

ABV: 17.5%

Size: 75cl

Organic: NO

Biodynamic: NO

Vegan: NO

 

Notes: These Amontillado wines began their life as Manzanillas & then the flor was allowed to die away so they continued their maturation with exposure to the air in the barrel. Therefore the wine has a deep topaz colour with roasted almond character yet retains the characteristic tangy flavour of Manzanilla. This wine has been slightly sweetened with Pedro Ximenez to give it a raisined edge.

 

Producer Info: The Barbadillo family are one of the key players in the Sherry trade. From their base in the coastal city of Sanlucar de Barrameda, at the very southwest tip of Spain, the family have forged a reputation as one of the biggest & best Sherry producers.

Never ones to rest on their laurels, the Barbadillo family continue to push the boundaries & set the trend in what is an increasingly challenging Sherry market. Barbadillo was founded by Don Beningo & Don Manuel Barbadillo in 1821. It was Don Beningo’s fortune, acquired through his business enterprises in Mexico, that allowed the family to purchase their first Bodega, the ‘Bodega del Toro’, near the ‘Castillo de San Diego’, in the heart of Sanlucar’s old high town. A vitally important location for maturing Sherry, the high town occupies the ridge of a hill overlooking the rest of Sanlucar, & the Atlantic Ocean. Its height gives unbeatable access to winds that blow in from the sea. This allows the Bodegas with their high ceilings & classic huge circular windows to regulate their temperature & capture moisture essential for propagating ‘flor’, a layer of yeast cells that float on the surface of the wine inside the casks. It is ‘flor’ that gives Manzanilla its character & instantly recognisable saline flavour.

Today’s seventh winemaking generation own 12 Bodegas, housing 30,000 Sherry butts, many of which are fed with wines sourced from Palomino Fina grapes grown at the family’s 500 hectare Gilbabin & San Luisa vineyards in the Jerez Superior.
These solid foundations have resulted in Barbadillo producing some of the world’s most famous Sherry brands.

£11.99

Description

Wine: Barbadillo Amontillado ‘Medium’

Producer: Barbadillo

Country: Spain

Region: Andalucia / Jerez

Vintage: NV

Style: Fortified Wine – Sherry

Blend: Palomino Fino / Pedro Ximenez

ABV: 17.5%

Size: 75cl

Organic: NO

Biodynamic: NO

Vegan: NO

 

Notes: These Amontillado wines began their life as Manzanillas & then the flor was allowed to die away so they continued their maturation with exposure to the air in the barrel. Therefore the wine has a deep topaz colour with roasted almond character yet retains the characteristic tangy flavour of Manzanilla. This wine has been slightly sweetened with Pedro Ximenez to give it a raisined edge.

 

Producer Info: The Barbadillo family are one of the key players in the Sherry trade. From their base in the coastal city of Sanlucar de Barrameda, at the very southwest tip of Spain, the family have forged a reputation as one of the biggest & best Sherry producers.

Never ones to rest on their laurels, the Barbadillo family continue to push the boundaries & set the trend in what is an increasingly challenging Sherry market. Barbadillo was founded by Don Beningo & Don Manuel Barbadillo in 1821. It was Don Beningo’s fortune, acquired through his business enterprises in Mexico, that allowed the family to purchase their first Bodega, the ‘Bodega del Toro’, near the ‘Castillo de San Diego’, in the heart of Sanlucar’s old high town. A vitally important location for maturing Sherry, the high town occupies the ridge of a hill overlooking the rest of Sanlucar, & the Atlantic Ocean. Its height gives unbeatable access to winds that blow in from the sea. This allows the Bodegas with their high ceilings & classic huge circular windows to regulate their temperature & capture moisture essential for propagating ‘flor’, a layer of yeast cells that float on the surface of the wine inside the casks. It is ‘flor’ that gives Manzanilla its character & instantly recognisable saline flavour.

Today’s seventh winemaking generation own 12 Bodegas, housing 30,000 Sherry butts, many of which are fed with wines sourced from Palomino Fina grapes grown at the family’s 500 hectare Gilbabin & San Luisa vineyards in the Jerez Superior.
These solid foundations have resulted in Barbadillo producing some of the world’s most famous Sherry brands.

Additional information

Vintage

NV

country

Type

Abv

17.50%