Valdespino Solera 1842 Oloroso Sherry Half Bottle 37.5cl
Style: Oloroso Sherry
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Valdespino Solera 1842 Oloroso Sherry Half Bottle
The Oloroso Solera 1842 VOS is produced from a solera that was established in the mid-19th century.
- An intense mahogany colour
- Notes of rich dried fruits, nuts and caramel
- Smooth and full bodied on the palate with excellent length
The label describes Valdespino Solera 1842 oloroso sherry as medium sweet. But you could drink this with ham or cheese or as an aperitif.
The vineyard is located in Jerez. The white 'albariza' soil is typical of the region, and comes from a layer of earth rich in marine fossils. Thanks to the high content of calcic carbonate, its clayey texture does not split; it is soft when wet and absorbs rain like a sponge, and when it dries out it forms a layer that holds in the water, preventing evaporation.
This reserve of moisture encourages the vine roots to develop, some reaching to more than four metres depth, allowing them to use this water reserve when needed.
Fermentation took place in 600 litre American oak barrels. After fermentation, and reaching 13% alcohol, the oloroso was then fortified to 20%, and allowed to age 100% oxidatively. Ageing took place in a solera system for fractional blending. Introducing the 8-10% of pedro ximenez at the half way point of its over 20 year ageing process, and then it went back to the solera.
The finished wine has an average age of over 20 years. The added pedro ximenez accounts for the 50-60g/l of residual sugar.