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Oloroso San Rafael Sherry 37.5cl

Wine: San Rafael
Producer: Barbadillo
Country: Spain
Region: Jerez
Vintage: NV
Style: Fortified (Sherry)
Blend: Palomino Fino / Pedro Ximenez

Size: 37.5cl

£16.99

4 in stock

4 in stock

The Wine:

San Rafael is a VOS designated Sherry blended from old Oloroso and Pedro Ximenez soleras. The result is a harmonious combination of nuttiness combined with a very appealing medium-sweet palate with the PX adding that edge of acidity to ensure a fresh and long finish.

Further Info:

The Barbadillo family are one of the key players in the Sherry trade. From their base in the coastal city of Sanlucar de Barrameda, at the very southwest tip of Spain, the family have forged a reputation as one of the biggest and best Sherry producers.

Never ones to rest on their laurels, the Barbadillo family continue to push the boundaries and set the trend in what is an increasingly challenging Sherry market. Barbadillo was founded by Don Beningo and Don Manuel Barbadillo in 1821. It was Don Beningo’s fortune, acquired through his business enterprises in Mexico, that allowed the family to purchase their first Bodega, the ‘Bodega del Toro’, near the ‘Castillo de San Diego’, in the heart of Sanlucar’s old high town. A vitally important location for maturing Sherry, the high town occupies the ridge of a hill overlooking the rest of Sanlucar, and the Atlantic Ocean. Its height gives unbeatable access to winds that blow in from the sea. This allows the Bodegas with their high ceilings and classic huge circular windows to regulate their temperature and capture moisture essential for propagating ‘flor’, a layer of yeast cells that float on the surface of the wine inside the casks. It is ‘flor’ that gives Manzanilla its character and instantly recognisable saline flavour.

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