González Byass Viña AB Amontillado Sherry

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Product Information

Barcode UPC: 8 410023 011235
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Closure: Agglomerated cork stopper

Raw Materials

Grapes

Composition

Sugar content 4g/litre
pH: 2.8
Total Acidity: 4g/litre
Volatile Acidity: 0.3g/litre

More about Viña Amontillado Sherry

Produced by: Gonzalez Byass SA
Owned by: Gonzalez Byass SA
UK distribution by: Gonzalez Byass UK Ltd
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alc./vol: 16.5%

Proof: 33°

Vintage: Non-vintage

Aged: 12 years

Product of: Product of Spain Spain

A dry amontillado sherry made from 100% Palomino Fino grapes and aged for an average of 12 years in American oak casks in a traditional solera.
The Palomino grapes destined for Viña AB are pressed using pneumatic Wilmes presses. Following fermentation to 11% -12% alc./vol.. The wine is then fortified to 15.5% alc./vol. and enters the Tio Pepe solera where flor forms on the surface of the wine. The wine remains for a minimum of 4 years in the solera under the flor before being moved to the Viña AB solera where it remains for a further 8 years. During this period the flor will die allowing the wine to oxidise.

Review and Tasting


Sampled on 06/10/2017

Appearance:

Clear, pale amber.

Aroma:

Green grape must, almond, hazelnut and yeasty white bread dough.

Taste:

Dry with a slight saltiness, white wine acidity, green grape, asparagus, minerality and leathery vanilla biscuity notes.

Aftertaste:

Lingering acidity, grape juice, asparagus and faint nuttiness.

Overall:

Fruity with drying balancing acidity, slight saltiness, green grape, asparagus, minerality and leathery vanilla biscuity notes.

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