Bodegas Valdespino 'Tio Diego' Amontillado Sherry, Jerez DO

Bodegas Valdespino 'Tio Diego' Amontillado Sherry, Jerez DO

Item Number: 6087

UPC: 8-410792002687

Country: Spain
Region: Andalucia
Sub Region: Jerez
Appellation/AVA: Jerez DO
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Vineyard Designation: Macharnudo
Grape(s): 100% Palomino Fino
Type: Wine - Fortified
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 6
Closure: T Top
Alc by Vol(%): 18
Residual Sugar(g/L): <2
Total Acidity: 4.3
Soil Type: Albariza, white color, clay texture and high in calcic carbonate

Vineyard: Macharnudo Alto. 25 years old vines
Type of Aging: Biological (under yeast) and Oxidative
Number of Levels: 10 Criaderas and Solera
Average Age: Over 14 years old (8 biological and 6 oxidative)

Production: Grapes are harvested by hand. Fermentation of the must occurs in American oak barrels. The 'must' or grape juice originates from the renowned Macharnudo of Jerez. It remains under yeast between 2 and 3 months. It is aged under a veil of 'flor' for more than eight years. Further maturing, allowing oxidation of the wine, takes place for at least another eight years before bottling. The result is an amber colored wine, dry, ample and well balanced to the palate, it is very complex to the nose with clear hints of hazelnut. It is a very pleasant aperitif and can accompany meat and game dishes. To be served slightly chilled. Drink as an aperitif and accompanying soups, white meats and blue fish. It perfectly combines with vegetables (asparagus and artichokes).


  • The Wine Spectator
    Rating: 92 (7/31/2013)

    Smoky and taut, featuring date, dried orange peel, clove, singed sandalwood and salted caramel notes. The dry, nervy finish has lots of tension. Begs for salted almonds.
  • The Wine Advocate
    Rating: 92 (8/29/2013)

    The NV Tio Diego Amontillado Palomino from the Macharnudo vineyard, is fermented in botas, aged biologically for 10 years under flor in a solera separated from Inocente, and with a further five years of oxidative aging. It has a beautiful, perfumed nose of dry flowers, very elegant and clean, subtle, with some saline notes, both in the nose and the palate, where it is balanced, medium-bodied and elegant. A very fine Amontillado, showing superb value for a 15-year-old wine. Drink 2013-2019.