Fino from Jerez. Varietal Palomino aged in soleras and criaderas for 4 years minimum.
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Produced solely from Palomino grapes by bodega Tío Pepe, a brand of bodega González Byass, Tío Pepe is the world's best known fino from Jerez. The name of this Spanish fortified wine is an homage to José Ángel de la Peña, the uncle of the winery's founder.
Produced only from the mosto yema -the "free-run" juice- this fino from Jerez was fortified to 15.5% alcohol after completing alcoholic fermentation.
After that, Tío Pepe was aged, first under the "flor veil", and then in American oak barrels with the soleras and criaderas system for a minimum of 4 years.
Serve chilled. Pair with tapas, dry fruit, olives or, best of all, a good Ibérico ham.
The wine Tío Pepe is pale yellow with some greyish glints
This varietal Palomino suggests characteristic aromas of fine lees, sourdough and dry fruit, with saline notes and suggestions of green olives, herbs and raw almonds.
This legendary fino from Tío Pepe of bodega González Byass is linear, dry and phenomenally fresh. The palate is gently herbal, citrusy and saline, with a note of dry fruit, a remarkable complexity and a very long finish.
|Our personal opinion||
If there is a Spanish wine which needs no introduction, that is Tío Pepe.
|D.O.||Jerez-Xérès-Sherry-Manzanilla de Sanlúcar de Barrameda|
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Ageing||Aged under the "flor veil" and in American oak barrels with soleras and criaderas for 4 years minimum.|
|Pairings||Alone, Aperitif, Cured cheeses, Dry fruit pastries, Grilled vegitables, Grilled whitefish, Pica Pica, Puff pastries, Roasted white meats, Vegetables|
|Taste||Dry and aromatic, Dry and full bodied, Very intense and inky|