For many years sherry was a much underrated wine but thankfully more and more people are discovering these highly versatile wines, which also offer great value for money. Sherry is a fortified wine made from vineyards in the far south of Spain, where extreme heat is countered by cooling breezes from the Atlantic.
This week we have some delicious sherries on offer:
A selection of three versatile sherries to be enjoyed with tapas, cheese and chocolate.
We have chosen a light Manzanilla from Sanlucar de Barrameda, an Amontillado which is a richer
and darker style than the Manzanilla and last but by no means least a rich and indulgent PX – Pedro
Ximenez to enjoy at the end of a meal.
Complex brown-coloured sherries, Olorosos develop in barrel without the protective flor layer, often for many years. The result is a complex, rich, nutty style of sherry with aromas of old furniture and raisins. These wines are dry. Because they’ve seen so much oxidation during development, they are pretty stable and stay in good condition for a while once the bottle is opened.
An aromatic full-bodied sherry. Excellent with hard or blue cheeses.
The Gobernador Oloroso has a fresh and elegant bouquet as a result of its long maturation in oak
casks and the harmonious passage of time.
This is a fino-style sherry from the coastal town of Sanlúcar de Barrameda. Because the more humid environment in the bodegas here encourages a thicker flor layer, these wines are typically lighter and even fresher than fino, often with a distinctive salty tang.
A refreshing sherry for everyday drinking.
It is a gold straw colored, very pale sherry. Delicate and elegant.
Best served chilled – excellent with tapas, roasted nuts or fritters.