Canasta Cream

Williams and Humbert Sherries

APPELLATION

Jerez

WINEMAKERS

Paola Medina

TECHNICAL DATA

Alcohol
19.5%

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

A distinctive blend of Palomino and Pedro Ximenez grapes.

AGING

Aged in oak casks for 6 years in the traditional Solera method.

TASTING NOTES

This wine nuances a deep mahogany color. On the nose, dried nuts with a hint of raisins and brown sugar. Smooth, velvety palate with warm flavors and a lingering aftertaste. Preferred neat, on the rock, in cocktails.

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Williams and Humbert Sherries Portfolio

"Don Zoilo" Pedro Ximenez
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Dry Sack 15 Year Solera Especial
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Don Guido 20 Year Old Pedro Ximenez
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Dos Cortados 20 Year Old Palo Cortado
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"Jalifa" 30 Year Amontillado
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Pando Fino
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Dry Sack Medium
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Canasta Cream
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"Don Zoilo" Manzanilla
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"Don Zoilo" Amontillado
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"Don Zoilo" Oloroso
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