Sherry Valdespino Pedro Ximenez El Candado
Jerez mahogany color with golden reflections.
Sherry taste velvety, surprisingly rich, refined, with the sweetness of nectar and spice nuances. A long and very pleasant aftertaste.
In the fragrant aroma of sherry notes of raisins, figs, smoke, hints of chocolate and coffee.
Jerez is used as an aperitif and digestif, it also goes well with desserts, cookies, ice cream and blue cheeses.
Sherry "El Kandado" made from Pedro Ximenez grapes, which is rarely used for the production of dry table wine, but suitable for the production of many of the best sweet sherries of Spain. After harvest dried Pedro Ximenez two weeks in the sun. Grapes naturally loses moisture absorbing unique and inimitable taste of the Mediterranean sun, and turns into a raisin. The fermentation process is stopped at an early stage by the addition of alcohol. After that sherry is aged a minimum of 12 years in American oak barrels. Jerez "Valdespino Pedro Ximenez El Candado" received 91 points from the International Wine Review.
Bodegas Valdespino - the oldest manufacturer of sherry cellars which have existed for more than six centuries. At the end of the XIII century Spanish knight Alonso Valdespino received an award from the Spanish king 30 hectares of vineyards. Thus began the history of the first small family business, now known around the world. However, officially the founding year of the wineries in the form in which it has reached our days, it is considered in 1875. Valdespino owns 400 hectares of vineyards, including vineyards Macharnudo, considered the best in Jerez. Typical calcareous soil vineyards - white and porous, they retain moisture, which is very valuable, as in Jerez rain comes less than 40 days a year. Since 1999, the winery Valdespino, located in Jerez, comes along with Bodegas Jose Estevez and Bodegas Marques del Real Tesoro, the Group Estevez. This association led to the introduction of new technology and control systems development while preserving the character of terroir and winemaking heritage. Valdespino hold on traditional methods of production. Fermentation is still carried out in oak barrels of 500 liters, although in modern plants today use for fermentation in stainless steel tanks to 50,000 liters. In warehouses wineries preserved very old rare sherry, started in the XIX century.