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.
Delightful amber colour. The smooth aromas tell of ageing in wood and reveal a touch of cinnamon; These same characteristics appear on the palate. Smooth and honest with a pleasant persistence.Serve with appetisers such as ham, nuts and cheeses. Try with fish such as dogfish or hake. Also great with clams and hot soups. It even goes wll at the end of a meal with fruits such as mandarin, orange and peach.
Amber medium dark colour, with a golden green reflection (nuance) and a slow teardrop. With a characteristic Madeira bouquet, very fine floral tea with dry fruits, toffee, wood (oak-toasted), old brandy notes and some vanilla. It’s sweet, full rich, smooth, bodied, and has a long aftertaste, fresh with fine notes of vanilla and honey, with some notes of caramel and wood.Blandy's Harvest is fined and does not require decanting. It is an excellent accompaniment to rich desserts and cheese. It has been bottled when ready for drinking and will keep for several months after opening.Blandy’s Harvest Malmsey was aged in seasoned American oak casks in the traditional ‘Canteiro’ system. The ageing was done in the traditional ‘Canteiro’ system, whereby the wine is gradually transferred from the higher lodges’ attics, where the natural warmth of the sun contributes to the concentration of the wines, and temperatures are higher, to the middle floors, where temperatures are milder, and eventually, to the ground floor where temperatures are cooler. During this ageing, the wine underwent regular racking, and before finally being bottled, all wines are fined. All through the ageing process, the primary fruit flavours of the wine are gently transformed into tertiary dried fruit notes that produce Madeira unique hallmark bouquet.
Dark in colour with deep purple hues. very rich and concentrated on the nose with notes of blackcurrrant, redcurrant and blackberry. The palate is powerful and full bodied with soft woody notes and hints of pepper and liquorice. The wine has a long aftertaste and it is well balanced.Made from 100% Malbec from grapes grown in the Cahors Region in the South of France.Ideal with grilled meats, beef, exotic dishes and strong cheeses.
Brilliant mahogany colour with attractive reddish glints. Aromas of pastries and wood appear on the nose. In the mouth it provides a pleasing silky sensation and a certain sweetness and provides a wonderfully long finish.SERVING SUGGESTIONSIts fruity aroma and intense colour make this wine an ideal choice to serve as an aperitif alongside nibbles such as cheese, nuts, olives and canopes. The pleasing and intense flavour is the perfect complement to white meat curries, roast pork, sauteed rice dishes with pines nuts and raisins or foie gras. In addition, it is excellent at the dessert course when matched with cured cheeses, raisin ice cream or chocolate with banana cream and nuts. Delicious!In order to best appreciate this wine´s special qualities, it should be served at an ambient temperature of between 12º to 15º, using a wine glass; this applies if drunk as an aperitif or if served with a meal. For a change, give it a try in a brandy glass with a slice of lemon.PRODUCTION AND AGEINGType of ageing: Biological and oxidativeSystem: criaderas and Solera (A dinamic system allowing the traditional blending of new wine with older wines)Ageing period: 3 yearsLocation of cellars: Sanlúcar de BarramedaAgeing cellars: Potro, Bonanza, Compañia and San GuillermoTotal casks: 2.541Type of cask: Typical Jerez bota made from American oakProduction process: This is a blended wine, carefully made from a combination of wines that have been subject to biological and oxidative ageing; this depends upon the body of the wine. Biological ageing takes place under a film of flor yeast during a phase known as sobretablas. Oxidative ageing is a result of the action of oxygen inside old American oak sherry cask and the traditional, yet dynamic system of criaderas and soleras. Oxidative ageing is the predominat process in the production of this wine and onsequently defines its character.
Bright ruby-red in colour with plum and red cherry aromas elegantly combine with subtle black pepper notes. The palate is juicy with ample fruit character. A delicate wood influence contributes complexity, good structure and rounded tannins. It has a soft texture and a fruity finish.Ideal with lean red meats and white meats such as chicken and turkey. Also pairs well with ripe cheeses such as Camembert, Roquefort, Mozzarella, and Gruyere, with goat cheese, and with nuts, walnuts, and dried figs. A pleasing companion to vegetable stews and pastas with mild sauces.Rapel Valley is located on the 6th Region, 160 km south to Santiago. This zone has good drainage, excellent fertility and great characteristics for agriculture, especially for red varieties like Cabernet Sauvignon, Carmenère and Merlot. This valley has a Mediterranean climate, it has coastal influence because it limits with the Cordillera de la Costa, which is low. There’s a great concentration of rain during winter (710 mm average) and in summer this valley receives southern winds with morning mist. Summers are very hot and have big temperature fluctuation. The grapes were manually harvested in mid April. Vinification begins with a prefermentation cold soak at 8°C for a week in order to extract the fruit. Alcoholic fermentation takes place between 25°C and 28°C with a pump-over program determined by daily tasting. Malolactic fermentation takes place naturally in stainless steel tanks and 20% of the wine was aged in barrels for 6 months; after this the wine blended in order to obtain a more complex character.Suitable for VegetariansSuitable for Vegans This wine is Organic.