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Williams and Humbert Sherries

APPELLATION

Jerez

GRAPE VARIETIES

Estate grown Palomino grapes from Jerez Superior, Pago Balbaina and Carrascal vineyards

WINEMAKERS

Paola Medina

TECHNICAL DATA

Alcohol
19%

BACKGROUND

For over 130 years, Bodegas Williams & Humbert have been producing the finest sherries and brandies as well as a diverse portfolio of spirits, utilizing one of the most traditional methods of ageing, the solera method. Founded in 1877 by Sir Alexander Williams and Arthur Humbert, Bodega Williams & Humbert helped to establish the creation of the Jerez-Xérès-Brandy Quality Demarcation. The Bodega is now owned by the Medina family, a local winemaking family with long roots in Sherry production. Family-owned and operated, they produce a variety of high quality sherries using the traditional solera aging method, whereby small amounts of younger wines are systematically blended with more mature wines over a period of time.

TERROIR & VINTAGE NOTES

Located in the heart of Jerez de la Frontera, the Bodega has more than 1,200 acres of vineyards and the largest wine cellar in Europe.

Jerez has a unique white soil called Albariza, composed of marine microalgae sedimentation. This chalky soil has a high content of calcium carbonate and limestone, similar to what you find in Chablis and Champagne. It’s white color reflects sunlight back to the vines and it is extremely porous, allowing for excellent water retention that is vital during the hot summer months in this region of southern Spain.

WINEMAKING

Palomino grapes used in combination with the traditional Solera method - where small amounts of younger wines are systematically blended with the more mature wine over a period of time.

AGING

Palomino grapes aged in oak casks for 12 years in the traditional Solera method.

TASTING NOTES

Bright amber in color. On the nose, intense aromas characteristic of this type of wine and a hint of dried nuts and fruits. Dry, rich palate, with smooth tannins, it is luscious and balanced. A long finish. An aperitif with mature cheese, at meals with red meats and even as an after-dinner drink.

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"Jalifa" 30 Year Amontillado
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