Cortado, "La Barajuela", Luis Pérez
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Cortado, "La Barajuela", Luis Pérez - 2018

Item # 45218 750mL

A sherry by region, and taste, but unlike standard sherry produced in modern times This is unfortified, and does not see solera aging. Rather, it naturally has the necessary alcohol content to grow flor, and is a vintage wine. This was the style before fortification became standard practice in Jerez. Barajuela is a subtype of albariza with a high content of diatomaceous earth, and around 50% chalk. An expressive dry white, with the nutty, citrus aromas of a fino, but with a heightened vinous quality. Pair with salt cod and ham croquettes.

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Spain

Central to the Spanish winemaking philosophy is the belief that wine should be released only when it is ready to be consumed, and not a moment before. Spanish wine law focuses squarely on this issue: the terms Crianza, Reserva and Gran Reserva are highly regulated indicators of the amount of time a wine has aged prior to its release. In Rioja, Navarra, and the Ribera del Duero (which have the most stringent requirements) red Crianzas must be aged a minimum of two years; Reservas, at least three...

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Jerez

Sherry actually gets its name from our anglo-inability to pronounce the word “Jerez,” the town at the southern end of Spain in which the wine is produced. Like Champagne, Sherry can only be called Sherry if it comes from this specific region. That said, there are other “Sherry-styled” wines worthy of note produced outside of the Sherry D.O. (known as vinos generosos). Montilla, lying to the north-east of Jerez, produces some of the finest Pedro Ximénez in the world.

Palomino

Accounting for over 90% of the vine plantings in Jerez, this relatively neutral grape provides the ideal “blank canvas” for the creation of fabulously complex Sherries (much like the Ugni Blanc grape does in Cognac).


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