5 of the best bottles of sherry you can have
It is a time of learning and discovery for many, so we bring you 5 of the best sherries you can have.
Jerez is a unique style of wine belonging to the Jerez Denomination of Origin, also known as Xeres or Sherry. Sherry production takes place mainly in Jerez de la Frontera, El Puerto de Santa Maria and Sanlucar de Barrameda. And although not everyone gets a glimpse of it, a good sherry has very much to offer and exceeds expectations. It is an ideal drink for celebrations, aperitifs and makes up an excellent drink for food pairing with Spanish cuisine.
There are mainly five types of sherry and their differences are mainly due to the type of aging. Manzanilla, Oloroso, Amontillado, Palo cortado and Fino, and their derivatives.
Five of the best sherries you should have
From Sanlucar de Barrameda, Barbadillo stands out for its Manzanilla type sherry. However, the bodega’s entire range is highly recommended.
Pedro Domecq owns over 1100 hectares of vineyards and produces excellent ranges of sherry. Its most renowned style is Fino La Ina, a very good example of Fino sherry: light, fresh and slightly salty.
Very well known, Gonzalez Byass is an old sherry producing family since 1835. It remains one of the best producers of Fino. But they also offer an excellent Amontillado and Oloroso, probably the best to date.
Here an excellent Manzanilla is created which is one of the best value for money. Very aromatic, fresh, tangy, and fruity salty. Among other sherries they have a very reputable cut made from Solera and Amontillado and Manzanilla Pastrana.
No bar is complete without a Lustau sherry. One of the largest wineries in the region, Emilio Lustau produces a sherry that can be drunk with your eyes closed. From affordable brands to exceptional old wines. Some examples are Reserva Solera and Manzanilla Pasada.
Don’t drink and drive. Enjoy responsibly.