Valdespino Amontillado Tio Diego75cl
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Description of Valdespino Amontillado Tio Diego
Valdespino Amontillado Tio Diego (Palomino Fino)
- View: Valdespino Amontillado Tio Diego Nv has a medium intensity and is amber.
- Nose: Floral notes with aromas of nuts and hazelnuts and a hint of caramel.
- Mouth: The palate is very dry, broad and well balanced with refreshing acidity.
GRAPES: Fino Palomino
CELLAR: Grupo Estevez
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Wineries Estevez, SA are the successors of the firm José Rendón Wood and Co., established in 1809 and dedicated to the production of sherry and Brandies.More about the Winery
The NV Tio Diego Amontillado Palomino from the Macharnudo vineyard, is fermented in botas, aged biologically for 10 years under flor in a solera separated from Inocente, and with a further five years of oxidative aging. It has a beautiful, perfumed nose of dry flowers, very elegant and clean, subtle, with some saline notes, both in the nose and the palate, where it is balanced, medium-bodied and elegant. A very fine Amontillado, showing superb value for a 15-year-old wine. Drink 2013-2019. I’ve often called Valdespino “the Romanee-Conti of Jerez.” Well, there, I’ve said it. To me they represent quality and tradition at the very top of the Sherry hierarchy. The winery, soleras and brands are old, registered in 1875, but with documentation about their commercial and winegrowing activities going back to the 13th century. Their recent history starts in 1999, when Jose Estevez purchases the company from the Valdespino family. Today Valdespino is the jewel in the crown of the Grupo Estevez, which also includes Real Tesoro and La Guita, who stock and age 35,000 botas of Sherry and own 800 hectares of vineyards, 56 of which come from the Pago Macharnudo, on pure white albariza soil, one of the best vineyards in the Marco de Jerez, and 17 hectares from the heart of Macharnudo are still fermented in bota today and form the core of brands like Inocente, Tio Diego, CP or Cardenal. All the wines were carefully and slowly moved to the new facilities of the Grupo Estevez on the outskirts of Jerez, where they continue their development under the supervision of Eduardo Ojeda, technical director, winemaker, who as a wine-lover is very aware of his role preserving these old soleras, wines and traditionsView more