Mata Cream Sherry, Jerez DO

Item Number: 17255

UPC: 8-437019718367

Country: Spain
Region: Andalucia
Sub Region: Jerez
Appellation/AVA: Jerez DO
Estate Grown Wine: No
Grape(s): 100% Palomino Fino
Type: Wine - Fortified
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 12
Closure: Cork
Alc by Vol(%): 17.5
Residual Sugar(g/L): 97 g/l
Soil Type: Albariza

Terroir Notes: The grapes are from the Pagos: Carrascal, Macharnudo and Lomo Pardo, three estate vineyards comprised predominately of Albariza soil.

Winemaking notes : After harvest, the grapes are fermented and aged in a fractional blending system known as the Solera System, yielding wines with depth and complexity. It is produced, aged and bottled in Jerez de la Frontera in traditional American Oak 500 liter casks. While most producers fortify with bulk spirit made in La Mancha from Airén grapes, this sherry utilizes Palomino grapes distilled from estate vineyards located in Jerez which integrates seamlessly with the base wine. The wine is a blend of Oloroso and concentrated rectified must, resulting in a fortified wine of oxidative aging with a deep mahogany color.

Tasting Notes: The intoxicating aromatics are nutty and smoky Oloroso sherry notes combined with dates, dried figs and warm baking spices. On the palate the seductive sweetness is balanced by tangy dried mandarin peel, candied nuts and long elegant finish.

Pairing Suggetions: Serve slightly chilled. Pair with apple empanadas, pecan pie, pear strudel, dried fig and date cake as well as with hard aged cheeses and foie gras.