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Valdespino Pedro Ximenez El Candado (1x75cl)

Valdespino is one of the oldest and very few family-owned bodegas in Jerez, with a history of Sherry production going back six centuries. Alfonso Valdespino was one of 24 knights who fought for the city of Jerez with King Alfonso X, against the Arabs in 1264. As a reward for his efforts he was given land in the Jerez region. Today Valdespino belongs to the Estevez family, and they own 750 hectares of their own vineyards in Jerez, which is rare in this region, and allows them close control over grape quality. 

The soil where the Pedro Ximénez grapes are grown in the Jerez region is high in silica and calcic carbonate. It is deep and has a good oxygen content, and produces grapes with high sugar levels.

When the Pedro Ximénez grapes are harvested, they are left out in the sun to dry for at least two weeks. This concentrates the sugars through evaporation, turning them to raisins. A very sweet must is then obtained through pressing, which is fermented and then fortified to around 17%, using grape spirit of 96%. The wine is then aged in a Solera system made up of three ‘criadera‘ and a solera, made from American oak casks, and fractionally blended. The wine is aged 100% oxidatively and has an average age of ten years. The final wine must meet requirements to show standard characteristics and parameters expected of a Pedro Ximénez sherry. 

A deep mahogany colour. Intense aromas of dried fruits, raisins, figs, and subtle notes of chocolate and coffee. Smooth and velvety on the palate, with great length and balance.

 

£18.75

Bodegas Hidalgo La Gitana Manzanilla Non Vintage (1x 75cl)

Dry and refreshing, with apple, straw and nutty flavours all underscored by a salty tanginess. Lightweight and balanced, zesty and refreshing.

£11.00

Hidalgo Pasada Pastrana Manzanilla NV (1x 75cl)

This old (pasada) Manzanilla comes from the heralded Hidalgo family where it is blended by the head 'capitaz' Antonio Sanchez. To acquire such knowledge as a capitaz requires a lifetime of dedication, as they must be familiar with the taste of every cask in the Bodega. Taste: An intense nose of apple skins and nuts leads on to a palate characterised by classic notes of almonds, orange peel and a salty twang. A prolonged finish marks this out as a wine of real quality.
£13.08

Lustau La Ina Fino Jerez (1x 75cl)

This Sherry has intense aromas on the nose with mineral hints. Dry on the palate, crisp and with a full, round finish.
£12.55

Sandeman Character Medium Dry Amontillado  17% Abv NV (1x 75cl)

Aromatic and complex on the nose, slightly pungent, with notes of Pedro Ximenez. Medium golden in colour with hints of red amber. Very harmonious on the palate, with an agreeable touch of sweetness at the first moment, giving way to a nutty complexity and a long clean finish. A traditional match to soups, Sandeman Character Medium Dry Amontillado is a good accompaniment to pâtés , smoked meats, rich seafood dishes and some cheeses. Well chilled it is excellent as an aperitif.
£14.85

Valdespino Amontillado Tio Diego (1x 75cl)

Valdespino is one of the oldest and very few family-owned bodegas in Jerez, with a history of Sherry producing going back six centuries.An intense amber colour. The nose shows notes of both the biological and oxidative ageing, yeast, bread, but also dried fruits and a hint of toffee, caramel and leather. Very dry, very complex, with a generous body and well balanced acidity.
£17.65

Valdespino Fino Inocente (1x 75cl)

Valdespino is one of the oldest and very few family-owned bodegas in Jerez, with a history of Sherry producing going back six centuries.Straw-yellow coloured. The aromas are delicate and complex, with notes of almonds and autolysis. On the palate it is savoury, with flavours of green apple, sea salt and toasty yeast. The barrel fermentation adds extra body and structure. Long and persistent.
£15.77

Valdespino Manzanilla Deliciosa (1x 75cl)

Valdespino is one of the oldest and very few family-owned bodegas in Jerez, with a history of Sherry producing going back six centuries.Pale straw yellow coloured, with a delicate yeasty, bready note on the nose, as well as a hint of flower blossom. On the palate it is very dry, a crisp and fresh and a slightly saline finish.
£13.11

Valdivia Amontillado Seco Dorius NV (1x 75cl)

Amber in colour with an elegant, nutty bouquet. In the mouth it is powerful, rich and smooth with a full body and a long lasting finish.
£16.81

Williams & Humbert Dry Sack Medium (1x 75cl)

It is bright amber in colour, deep yet delicate bouquet with hints of nuts. Full on the palate, harmonious and mellow.
£11.22
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