Bodegas Valdespino 'Viejo C.P.' Palo Cortado Sherry, Jerez DO
Item Number: 7396
Sub Region: Jerez
Appellation/AVA: Jerez DO
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Vineyard Designation: Macharnudo
Grape(s): 100% Palomino
Type: Wine - Fortified
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Closure: T Top
Alc by Vol(%): 20
Residual Sugar(g/L): <5 g/L
Total Acidity: 5.3 g/L
Soil Type: Albariza, chalky white colour, high in calcium carbonate
Elevation: 135 meters
Vineyard Notes: Viejo C.P. is a single vineyard Palo Cortado made from 100% Palomino grapes grown on the Valdespino's estate Macharnudo Alto Vineyard. The vines are around 50 years old.
Type of Aging: Short Biological Aging + Oxidative; its last criadera is replaced with selected wines from the first steps of Fino Inocente and Tio Diego Amontillado to continue with a long oxidative aging.
Number of Levels: 4 Criaderas and 1 Solera
Average Age: Over 25 years old
Tasting Notes: On the nose, Viejo C.P. Sherry shows hazelnuts, walnuts, vibrant spice tones, and minerals. The aroma is quite delicate but complex. The palate is dry and elegant with hints of minerals and smoke. This sherry is ideal with intense soups, spicy Indian food and casseroles.