Bodegas Tradicion, Amontillado, VORS, 30 Years, NV

  Bodegas Tradicion

A very old Amontillado that is produced when the Bodega’s Finos are kept in barrel long after their flor has died away, becoming incredibly complex, dry wines of intense yeastiness but also possessing a wonderful rancio aged character. Intensely saline and possessing with rapier like cut and power, etching flavours of rock salt, singed orange peel, pistachio, toffee and smoked meat across the palate. Linear but extremely complex, a mindboggling accompaniment to pickled and smoked fish dishes, olives and fine smoked meats. The average age in this bottling is 45 years old. The bodega have full faith that once opened a bottle should last for up to a year if kept upright with the cork put back in - so there’s no need to rush through the bottle, would that restraint so easily be counted upon!

Contains Sulphites.

About Bodegas Tradicion

Bodegas Tradición is the unique Jerez bodega to only bottle consistently genre-defining, very fully aged wines capable of pleasurably filling the senses. The wines receive no caramel, cooked-wine, fining, chill-filtration, cold stabilization, sulphites in the dry wines during maturation and bottling, nor blending between styles (with the Tradicion Cream being the only exception)... And like all the great wines, they are as splendid alone as they are with the right dishes, with food pairing potential way beyond a midwinter aperitif.

Appellation: Jerez

Sherry is a fortified wine made from white grapes that are grown near the city of Jerez de la Frontera in Andalusia. Produced in a variety of styles, Sherry is primarily made from the Palomino grape. It ranges from light versions similar to white table wines, such as Manzanilla and Fino, to darker and heavier versions that have been oxidised and aged in barrel, such as Amontillado and Oloroso. Sweet dessert wines are also made from Pedro Ximenez (a.k.a. PX) or Moscatel grapes, and are sometimes blended with Palomino-based Sherries.

Grape Type: Palamino

Palomino is a white grape widely grown in Spain and South Africa, and best known for its inclusion in the blending of sherries. In Spain, the grape is split into three sub-varieties - Palomino Fino, Palomino Basto, and Palomino de Jerez, of which Palomino Fino is by far the most important, being the principal grape used in the manufacture of sherry.