|Dry, Fortified, Sherry, Complex, Full Bodied, Intense, Nutty, Dried Fruit
Experience an exquisite and sophisticated sherry with Fernando de Castilla Classic Amontillado, NV. This stunning bottle of aged Amontillado features a beautiful shining amber hue, a captivatingly complex nose of raisins and nuts, and an uncommonly pleasing flavour with layers of plump sensations. Perfect for any aperitif or mature cheese board.
About the Producer
Bodegas Rey Fernando de Castilla is located in the historic centre of Jerez. Its story began with the aristocratic Andrada-Vanderwilde family, who for two centuries provided grapes and wine for the production of sherry in the area. In 1972 Fernando Andrada-Vanderwilde took over some old sherry cellars and brandy soleras from a couple of local bodegas, and changed the name of the company from Fernando III to Fernando de Castilla.
In 1999 Jan Pettersen, a Norwegian with 15 years experience at Bodegas Osborne, bought the company and also acquired a neighbouring almacenista, José Bustamente. He also formed a partnership with a local grape grower – to ensure consistent supply of high quality grapes – unusual for the smaller bodegas, who usually have to rely on co-operatives. He decided to focus entirely on high-end, complex sherries - in the process upgrading the bodega to one of the most interesting and highly regarded of the small independent sherry houses in Jerez.
Vineyard and Winery
Grapes are sourced from Fernando de Castilla's partners vineyards in the Jerez district. The soil type is Albariza. Picking takes place in early September. This Amontillado began life as a Fino. It spent 3 years under flor yeasts at 15%, but was then re-fortified to 17% abv and introduced to an Amontillado Solera - without flor and therefore exposed to air. It spends approximately 5 years in this solera.
All that could be asked for in an amontillado. It was smooth to drink but had the necessary dryness. A good depth of flavour with a nutty colour.
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