Fernando de Castilla Vermut Sherry 750 mL (Jerez, Spain)

Fernando de Castilla Vermut Sherry 750 mL
(Jerez, Spain)

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About this Winery:
Widely recognized as one of the most exceptional of the small, independent sherry houses, Rey Fernando de Castilla was originally founded in 1837 by a family named Andrada-Vanderwilde; Fernando Andrada was the owner and the winery trademarked the name Rey Fernando de Castilla in 1969.

In 1999, the house was purchased by Jan Pettersen, a Norwegian with a passion for top quality sherry and 15 years experience at Osborne. After taking over the cellars of the sherry shipper José Bustamante, located next door to the main facilities of Fernando de Castilla, Jan quickly revitalized this winery, and today they are once again known as masters of the production and aging of fine, unblended, untreated sherries.

They produce two lines: the Classic range (roughly between 2 and 9 years old) and the premium Antique range (up to 30 years). The wines in the Classic line have lower alcohol, and are styled to be more, well, classic, meaning that these are wines that are textbook representations of their kind. However, this house’s reputation is based on the excellence of the Antiques, a series of intensely pure and complex single solera sherries that undergo extended aging in the cellar which results in sherries of great complexity and depth.

About this Wine:
BLEND | 70 % Oloroso and 30 % Pedro Ximenez

WINEMAKING | Palomino and Pedro Ximenez grapes are pressed and fermented in stainless steel followed by aging in the solera for a prolonged period of time (average 8 years). The wines are then blended and infused with natural botanicals including wormwood, orange and lemon peel, cloves and others. This assemblage spends about 2-3 months in tank before bottling.

TASTING NOTES | Take great aged sherry and lay over complex citric and herbal flavors for a vermouth that is perfectly proportioned with bitter and sweet. 

SERVING | Enjoy on its own poured over ice with a slice of orange / orange peel or use in cocktails such as a Manhattan or Negroni.