Bodegas Poniente Oloroso Sherry
This rare Oloroso sherry is named after the Poniente winds, cool Atlantic western winds. Poniente sherries are the product of the thoughtful blending of precious 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.
This is one of the few bodegas that ages the wine surrounded by the vineyards giving it an authentic sense of place. This Oloroso comes from a system of five criaderas and one solera, with a median age of over 30 years. The wines used to refresh the fifth criadera comes from their organically farmed estate vineyards in the Pago Añina, from a meticulous clonal selection of more than 200 ancient and mostly forgotten clones of Palomino.
A light, tawny colored Sherry, this smells distinctly Oloroso, its scents of walnut skin and toffee offset by bright notes of lemon zest and crystallized ginger. It drinks like a red wine with vinous tannins and a mineral acidity. Sip and savour this bottle production is limited to 50 cases, but just a little bit will take you through a meal.
We recommend serving in a white wine glass, starting around 50F with optimal consumption reaching 57F, pairing with Parillada, NY strip steak, paella de Setas and Morcilla (mushrooms and sausage) or duck ragu over pappardelle.
Grape Variety: Palomino Fino
Country: Jerez - Spain