June 5, 2012 in News
One of the most special moments of this last Alimentaria 2012, we lived on the third day, in company of Miguel Garcia owner of the Winery’s Call Dani Garcia and outfielder sommelier-creator of “Somnis vins d’a nit.” When we enjoy a Master Class on sherries at the hands of Andres Soto, commercial director of the Fernando de Castilla cellar. He managed to move us all as we explained how and why of each of the types of wines of Jerez, the more conventional pairings and most original. It was a trip to Jerez part of what we live for these barely two hours he was explaining. An invitation to enter a fantasy world where these wines so special all encompassing. We were lucky enough to taste all the wines of Jerez collection of Ferdinand of Castile. This time we will briefly highlight all that all are exceptional.
Fino Classic. No doubt the king of sherry open to the world with the ability to love anyone. Shows a pale golden color very clean and bright, sharp nose and wing features a delicate scent of almonds instead. The palate confirms the aromas while displaying dry and brisk.
Manzanilla Classic. Brother saline Fino, Manzanilla, both start from the same wine but being raised in different areas, one in Jerez de la Frontera and Sanlucar other in their character changes. It has a bright straw color and aromas are clean and more piercing than the fine and characteristic touches that accompany saline granted his upbringing in Sanlucar. It is also a French wine, of these that reaffirm expressed aromas on the nose. As shown the fine dry and light in the mouth.
Amontillado Antique . For me the best of its kind. The amontillado, are wine expert nose of Foreman discovers in them extra power, then decides out of the way of fine, to express themselves as they are. This amontillado about twenty years aging has a rather clear amber really beautiful, the nose is very rich in aromas are spices, dried fruits, aromatic woods and iodine notes. Childbearing years, have tamed all that power and have become an intricate complex of delicate aromas. In mouth is round with some creamy, very friendly atmosphere, and especially deep, very deep.
Oloroso Antique. This wine is unlike other wines of sherry, never tried to be thin and delicate, always wanted to become Oloroso, powerful and deep. And indeed he did. Its color is bright and clean amber. The nose is very aromatic, all kinds of notes are clearly reflecting their oxidative aging. Dried fruits, woods, orange skins in perfect harmony. In the mouth it completely reaffirms what is and has a very long finish.
Palo Cortado Antique. A wine of legend. Also known as a wine that does not look it “happens”. This is a wine that was thin initially, theoretically, for reasons unknown, awakened in him an unexpected power, and are headed back to follow their own path. This “rare bird” a halfway amontillado and an oloroso. It is a real delight. Keeps nose all the delicacy and expressiveness of Amontillado, that in the mouth take the power and depth of odorous. A real wine for meditation. I really have totally seduced and at their mercy. Do not want to leave your tasting notes that can not be described in words as it deserves, try it.