A very serious and austere Sherry with the classic greenish amber tint, typical of aged amontillados of a rich golden colour. There is a real tang to both nose and palate with orange peel, eucalyptus, varnished wood, fennel and a myriad of other flavours and sensations singing subdued screams against the background canvas of stark dryness and tense acidity defeated by the overwhelming complexities - a really sublime wine.Ideal with consommé, hard cheeses or tapas dishes such as oxtail of chorizo sausage. Highly recommended with chicken liver parfait.Suitable for vegans.Suitable for vegetarians.Grapes are sourced from Fernando de Castilla's partners vineyards in the Jerez district. The soil type is Albariza. Picking takes place in early September. Fernando de Castilla deals only in prestigious, premium wines. The sherries are all from individual soleras. They are bottled without blending, cold stabilization or filtration of any kind in order to preserve the subtlety, purity and distinctive aromas of these premium wines. The products are all bottled in clear glass to show off the wonderful colour of the wines. Fernando de Castilla Antique Amontillado comes from a very old Fino (8 yrs old) which is refortified from 15.5% to 18.0% ABV and introduced into a solera of Amontillado where it spends a further 12 years. This Sherry is the winner of numerous awards and medals.
Zesty citrus fruit and lightly floral characters, with hints of apple and pear. Fresh, steely acidity and underlying mineral characters, balanced by notes of melon and stone fruit, and a touch of fennel and spice.FOOD MATCHGreat as an aperitif or particularly good with tuna steak. Gavi La Luciana also provides the perfect crisp, tangy match to fatty dishes such as sausages and beans.Suitable for vegansSuitable for vegetariansThis winery is also classed as Sustainable.Named after Luciana, the wife of La Battistina estate's previous owner, this is an elegant and fresh Gavi, easy-drinking but with some depth.Produced from Cortese grapes cultivated in vineyards on the Monferrato hills in the South of the province of Asti, Piemonte. The vineyards are southwest facing and situated at altitudes of between 250 and 400m. The Piemonte low Guyot trellis system is used for the vines, which grow in a limestone-clay soil. Planting density is 4000 to 4500 vines per hectare. Grapes are hand harvested in the last week of September. Temperature controlled fermentation takes place in stainless steel (16- 18ºC) and the wine spends a couple of months on lees.
Gardner Street Classic has the classic floral, elderflower note we have come to know of contemporary
Bacchus married with a touch of stone fruit from the Chardonnay. On the palate there's an abundance
of red apple fruit, a touch of wild fennel with the barrel fermented Chardonnay giving mid palate
weight and structure to a wine that ultimately finishes with a brisk, present acidity. 85% Bacchus & 15% Chardonnay.Try with Pork tenderloins in cider with a generous helping of mash and buttery veg, a veggie lasagne or a hake
in butter sauce with capers. Suitable for vegans.Suitable for vegetariansGardner Street is the historic name of Henners’
home village of Herstmonceux. The old name
captures the hand-harvested, artisanal craft of
tending vines & wines down English country
lanes. A modern marriage of fresh, floral
Bacchus with a little barrel-fermented