Barbadillo Amontillado Sherry
Barbadillo Amontillado Sherry – these sherry wines began their life as Manzanillas and 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.
This is a blended wine, carefully made from a combination of wines that have been subject
to biological and oxidative ageing. After the harvest, the fermented Palomino wine is aged in oak. Biological ageing takes place under a film of flor yeast during a phase known as sobretablas. Oxidative ageing is a result of the action of oxygen inside old American oak sherry cask and the traditional, yet dynamic system of criaderas and soleras. Oxidative ageing is the predominant process in the production of this wine and consequently defines its character.