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Lepanto Solera Gran Reserva


Lepanto Solera Gran Reserva

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At just 23 years of age, Manuel Maria Gonzalez decided to dedicate his life to the production of wine and spirits. To that end, in 1835, he founded González Byass in Jerez, Spain. The Gonzalez family has remained closely linked to the history and creation of wines from that region ever since, creating its own family of wine through expansion. It has incorporated wineries from some of the most emblematic regions of Spain into its catalogue of exceptional products.

Lepanto Solera Gran Reserva begins with the selection of the best Palomino grapes, which must be grown exclusively in the Jerez region. These grapes are then twice distilled in pot stills before being aged in American oak barrels for a minimum of 12 years. The first nine years of ageing take place in barrels that were previously used for Tio Pepe and the final three years in barrels that were used for Matusalem. The use of these two types of wood allows the brandy to draw its unique taste and aroma from the wood.

After its ageing is finished, the final product is a delicate, topaz-coloured Jerez brandy. It is dry and gives off notes of caramel, vanilla, and toasted nuts. Try it in a brandy glass either neat or on the rocks. You can watch as the brandy shows off its tones and colours. Lepanto Solera Gran Reserva is perfect for pairing with chocolate or cheese.

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Technical sheet

Category:Brandy (Spirits)
Producer: González Byass
Volume: 70cl Other volumes
Grapes: Palomino
Alcohol Vol.: 36%
Country: Spain

Description of Lepanto Solera Gran Reserva

Lepanto Solera Gran Reserva (Palomino)


  • Color: Lepanto has an elegant mahogany colour with shades of old gold.
  • Smell: Aroma Conjunction hardwood, oak and Oloroso united in the sills and time.
  • Mouth: Abocado at the entrance of the mouth, with nice smoothness, of medium build, with a warm touch of bitterness and final balance of soothing herbs.

PAIRING: Ideal to consume in moments of relaxation, alone or with ice. Delicious as an accompaniment to fatty and blue cheese.

CELLAR: Gonzalez Byass

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The Producer

González Byass

González Byass

Gonzalez Byass was founded in 1835 when the young Manuel Maria Gonzalez Angel reached Jerez willing to take a place in the prosperous and thriving sherry business. Encouraged by the continuous development of exports, in the same year he acquired a small winery and started to produce and, finally, export sherry as well.

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Reviews of Lepanto Solera Gran Reserva


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5 /5

it is a lovely brandy
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5 /5

e' un eccellente brandy che gia' co noscevo
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4 /5

- Golden amber
- A bottle designed especilly for brand, "decanter" type. Decortated by hand based on desings from the "Real Fabrica de la Granja".
- Dry, delicate, complex and persistant. Extremely elegant.
- Very fragant, notes of old oak.
- Made from 100% Palomino grape distillates at 60 degrees, denominated "holanda".
- Criaderas and solera. Aged in American oak casks, previousuly used for ageing of sherry.
- Can not be calculated as it is a brandy aged in the "solera" system. More than 15 years in the "solera" system.
- Serve at room temperature. Serve a small measure in a brandy glass so that its exquisite aroma is more easily appreciated.
- Drink slowly, with enjoyment and without haste.
- Very appropiate for after-dinners, with coffee, during the afternoon/evening.
- Lepanto is one of the products which we are most proud of at Gonzalez Byass. The best holandas (eau-de-vie) are choosen for the Lepanto Solera. The systematic blending is done at an excruciatingly slow pace and well over a decade passes before Lepanto reaches the final solera, where it is ready for bottling. In fact, this quite unique brandy must travel through fifteen scales of increasing age within the "Solera system".
- Century-old oak casks and infinite patience play an important part in the production of this truly magnificent "Solera Gran Reserva".
- The reputation of Lepanto helps the "Brandy de Jerez" in general, situate itself among the great distilled drinks of the world.
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