Definition: In EEC terms, Quality Liquor Wine Produced in a Specific Region, (VLCPRD, CE R1493/99); in Spain, fortified liquor wine with the Quality Demarcation Jerez – Xérès – Sherry and indication of age – matured and aged for 15 years. Slightly sweetened oloroso or “medium sweet”.
Type of grape: Palomino and Pedro Ximénez.
Vineyards: Jerez Superior. Pago Balbaína and Carrascal.
Alcohol content: Minimum 20.5 % Alc. /Vol.
Type of wine: Medium Sherry.
Sugar content: 82 gr./l.
Production: Bud musts. Controlled fermentation at 28º C. Fortified with distilled wine alcohol at up to 20.5º. The Palomino and Pedro Ximénez are blended in the racks while waiting to enter the Criaderas y Soleras system. Physical-chemical ageing through oxidation for at least 15 years, achieving this slightly sweetened oloroso or “medium sweet”.
Tasting notes: An amber-coloured wine of intense aromas suggesting dried nuts. Full-bodied and balanced, with little acid and quite sweet. A long finish.
Suggestions for consumption: It can be drunk straight or with ice. A fine aperitif, it also goes well with pasta.