A blog and review on all things Sherry. It is about tasting, enjoyment and learning more about the World’s Finest Wine. "Sherry is a thoroughbred" as Javier Hidalgo rightly puts it. Included are the amazing local Brandies and the remarkably good table wines also produced in the province of Cádiz.
It is great to be able to report
on the expansion rather than the closure of a Sherry bodega. Things have been
going well in recent years for José Luis Barrero, owner of the Sanlúcar
Ayala so he has decided to invest in increased wine stocks in order to grow
the business and this will require the purchase of another bodega in which to
store it all. So far he has bought no fewer than 670 top quality well seasoned
American oak butts but until he can acquire a suitable bodega he has rented a
warehouse in the outskirts of Sanlúcar where he is filling them with
wine. To these he will add a further 300 butts of wine which he has stored at
his vineyard Las Cañas.
Some of the butts awaiting filling.
Meanwhile the girls at Cuatro Ojos Wines in El Puerto de Santa
have produced another dry Moscatel called La Má. There is a lovely expression that “The
Moscatel de Alejandría dies of pain if it can´t see the sea” since it likes to grow
on sandy soils in places like Chipiona, where these grapes come from. It is
made exclusively for the three Michelin star restaurant Aponiente in El Puerto,
an impressive accolade for a tiny artisan bodega established only 3 years ago.
The 4 Ojos girls with their wines. La Má is 2nd from right.
have introduced a smart new label for the Pemartín Sherries:
The Spanish Association of Wine Writersand Journalists (AEPEV) has announced
its choice of the best wines and spirits from Spain for 2018. They selected the
best from 575 suggested brands in 11 categories and Andalucía
was the region with the most awards. From the province of Cádiz
the following won prizes: