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Don Zoilo Sherry Aperitif Amontillado 15 years 19% 750ml


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Definition: In EEC terms, Quality Liquor Wine Produced in a Specific Region, (VLCPRD, CE R1493/99); in Spain, fortified wine with the Quality Demarcation Jerez Ð Xér�s Ð Sherry and indication of age: 12 years. Two ageing periods: biological ageing under a layer of yeast and physical-chemical ageing by oxidation. Natural amontillado. \n
  • Type of grape: Palomino.
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  • Vineyards: Jerez Superior. Pago A–ina y Carrascal.
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  • Alcohol content: 18% Alc/vol.
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  • Type of grape: Amontillado (natural).
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  • Sugar content: Dry. Less than 4 g/l., from concentration through evaporation.
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\nProduction: Bud musts from our best vineyards. Cold, still decanting, followed by fermentation at 22¼ C. Early filtering, classification by quality and then fortified at 15¼ with the best distilled wines before going on to the racks. Put into the classical Jerez Criaderas y Soleras system of dynamic ageing in the 12th criadera, where the biological ageing takes place under a layer of yeast. Traditional oak casks, preferably American, with capacities of 30 and 36 @. Aged for at least 8 years, after which it is transferred to the 3rd criadera for an additional 4 years of natural ageing by oxidation until it reaches the solera. It is then removed for consumption. \n \nTasting notes: Brilliant hues of old gold and amber. Pungent, intense and complex on the nose, with a subtle note of the fino sherry it had once been and a hint of dried nuts and filberts. Dry, with excellent acidity; a long, full-bodied and elegant palate. A delightfully expressive and unforgettable finish. \n \nSuggestions for consumption: An excellent aperitif and perfect with cheese, ham or seafood.

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