González Byass Añada 1994 Palo Cortado

£140.00

A piece of history.  Only a handful of bottles of this vintage Palo Cortado exist.  See below for more information.

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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

Medium amber in colour with golden hues, orange rim with medium legs. Clean and bright. On the nose, a serious wine with aromas of dried fruit, toasted almonds, hazelnuts and dried apricots. Sharp aromas with subtle oxidative notes and a slight
alcoholic touch on the finish.

On the mouth compact, dry with a noticeable evolution showing old tannins amongst toasted notes and dried fruits. Shows a long aftertaste with both bitter and sweet sensations and alcohol with well-integrated oak.

Vintage Information:

This year was extremely dry with only 35 days of rainfall and a total of 347mm. The levante (east) wind dominated with an average temperature of 19.7oC.

Sherry Boar Facts:

Volatile Acidity: 1 gr/l
Total Acidity: 7.1 gr/l
Density 20/20: 0.9895
Dry Extract: 42.90 gr/l
Total Sugar: 5.20 gr/l

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

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