González Byass Añada 1987 Palo Cortado

£245.00

About as rare a wine as you will find.  Incomparable vintage Palo Cortado from González Byass.  For detailed information please see below.

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González Byass

 

It was in 1835 when the young Manuel María González Ángel founded González Byass and started a long, and passion-filled journey, dedicated to the world of wine.

Manuel Maria found the support he needed to grow the business in his uncle, José Ángel, Tío Pepe (Uncle Joe). He showed his nephew everything he knew about Fino wines, so much so that his name was given to the winery’s founding solera, where today you can still see the name, “Solera del Tío Pepe”.

Inspired by the continual development in export and the growing success of his company, Manuel María González decided to join forces with Robert Blake Byass, his English agent, to whom he wrote a letter in 1844, recommending that Byass sell an “exceptionally pale…” wine. These were the very first barrels of Tío Pepe that were sent to the United Kingdom where they were very well received.

The alliance between the Byass and González families continued until 1988 when the Byass family withdrew from the business and the winery passed into the hands of the direct descendants of Manuel María González.

Today, it continues to be a family winery, presided over by the 5th generation of the González family who have always shown their passion for the world of wine, their love of nature and their care for the environment.

In 2016 Antonio Flores (pictured) was named “Best Winemaker of Fortified Wines in the World” according to the Winemaker of the Year awards, organised by the International Wine Challenge (IWC).

Description

Añada 1987 is aged as a single vintage wine and remains in cask until bottling without filtration or clarification. Limited production of 987 bottles. Only released in the best years.

The wine shows a golden amber colour with orange, copper rim. Intense nose, complex and striking, with notes of hazelnuts, caramelised almonds, fine cedary oak tones with hints of iodine and salt, in short: enchanting. On the palate it is explosive, full of power and persistent. Rich, concentrated, dry with great balance between acidity and a captivating bitterness. Fine, yet direct, this wine explodes on the palate and lasts forever – it has reached its potential and is on the point of passing into the annals of history. A Palo Cortado from a unique vintage that is, without doubt, the purest and cleanest definition of this type of wine.

Sherry Boar facts:

PH: 2.98
Total Acidity: 8.04 g/l (tartaric acid)
Volatile Acidity: 0.97 g/l (acetic acid)
Glycerine: 11 g/l

For more information on Vintage Sherries, click here to read Ruben’s excellent “Sherry Notes” on the subject.

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