Country: Spain Region: Jerez, Andalucia
Varietal: 100% Palomino
Vintage: NV Colour: Tawny Style: Fortified/Dessert
Valdespino is one of the oldest and very few family-owned bodegas in Jerez, with a history of Sherry production going back six centuries... Alfonso Valdespino was one of 24 knights who fought for the city of Jerez with King Alfonso X, against the Arabs in 1264. As a reward for his efforts he was given land in the Jerez region. Today Valdespino belongs to the Estevez family, and they own 750 hectares of their own vineyards in Jerez, which is rare in this region, and allows them close control over grape quality. Their Pago Macharnudo vineyard provides the grapes for their single vineyard wines, which include the Fino"Inocente", the Amontillado "Tio Diego" and the Palo Cortado "Viejo CP", and they are one of the only bodegas currently producing single vineyard sherries.Valdespino are also renowned for their VOS (Very Old Sherries) with over 20 years of ageing and VORS (Very Old Rare Sherries), with over 30 years of ageing.
Ageing Potential: 6-12 Months
Straw-yellow coloured. The aromas are delicate and complex, with notes of almonds and autolysis. On the palate it is savoury, with flavours of green apple, sea salt and toasty yeast. The barrel fermentation adds extra body and structure. Long and persistent.
NOTE: 37.5 Cl bottles