Bodegas Poniente Amontillado Sherry

99 JD

This rare Amontillado sherry is named after the Poniente winds, cool Atlantic western winds. Following the arc of history, winemaker Alberto Orte embraces his family’s rich tradition of solera system wines from Montilla-Moriles to create this unparalleled project from El Aljibe. Poniente sherries are the product of the thoughtful blending of precious, treasured soleras and criaderas from the 18th and 19th centuries, refreshed in the traditional method each year with wine from our own organically farmed estate vineyards (San Cristóbal, San José y El Aljibe) in the Pago Añina, one of three more known pago sites in Jeréz designated as Jeréz Superior. The wines are produced and aged in our historical estate, a restored house tucked among the vines of El Aljibe.

Tasting Notes

The color is quite dark and with a green touch around the edge, and the nose seems dominated by oxidative notes of noble woods and some rusty nails with an unusual leafy/balsamic twist. The palate is very salty, dry and saline, with echoes of low tide and seaweed, leaving a dry sensation in the finish.

Food Pairing

It is recommend serving chilled in a white wine glass. Pair with grilled artichokes, tuna tataki, Croquetas de Jamon, seared chanterelle mushrooms, grilled asparagus and Kafta (Lebanese beef skewers). A gentle decanting will help the wine express itself more swiftly.

Grape Variety: Palomino

Country: Jerez - Spain


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