Osborne Very Old Rare Sherries are a treasure inherit from years and years of patience, devotion and hardworking. The complexity and soul of these wines are unique and unparallel. The Solera of this wine was set in 1792, and has an average age of 30 years.
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The Palomino grapes are gently harvested by hand and carried in small boxes to avoid damages to the grapes. Then, they are softly pressed, followed by fermentation at a controlled temperature of 24ºC/75ºF.
Once the wine achieves 11%-12% vol., wine spirit is added up to 17% vol.
The fortified wine is then transferred to 500 litre American oak casks, where ages through the unique system of Soleras, for 30 years average. This long aging time makes the wine complex and well balanced.
The special microclimate in El Puerto de Santa María, where our winery is located, allows this oxidative aging process to occur smoothly, imprinting its marvellous personality to the wine.
ORIGIN: D.O. Jerez-Xerès-Sherry. Located in Andalucía, South of Spain.
BLEND: A selection of the finest Palomino grapes (98%) from the best Pagos of the Sherry Triangle, with a touch a Pedro Ximenez (2%) to give complexity and a smoother and rounder mouth-feeling.
- Look: Deep dark mahogany color with reddish overtones.
- Aromas & Flavours: Stylish aromas of extraordinary complexity. Outsanding aromas of toasted oak, hazelnuts, cocoa and raising. Medium dry, smooth and mouth-filling, with fine oak, raising and dried apricots flavours.
Serve it slightly chilled. Perfect as and aperitif or after a good meal. Fantastic alongside dessert or coffee.