Bodegas Valdespino 'Don Gonzalo' Oloroso VOS Sherry, Jerez DO
Item Number: 10127
Sub Region: Jerez
Appellation/AVA: Jerez DO
Estate Grown Wine: No
Vineyard Designation: Pago Carrascal
Grape(s): 100% Palomino Fino
Type: Wine - Fortified
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Closure: T Top
Alc by Vol(%): 21
Residual Sugar(g/L): 8 g/L
Total Acidity: 6.40 g/L
Soil Type: Albariza, combination of clay and predominantly calcium carbonate
About Oloroso Sherry: Olorosos are fortified beyond 17% alcohol. Flor is not able to develop beyond 15% of alcohol. The aging here is oxidative where the wine is in contact with air, gaining in concentration. Olorosos require longer periods of aging to concentrate and show show finesse and elegance.
Fruit Source: This is a single vineyard sherry sourced from Pago Carrascal.
Aging: Although classified as V.O.S. (Very Old Sherry), the Don Gonzalo Oloroso is over 25 years old. This is a dry style of Oloroso with only 8 g/L of residual sugar.
Tasting Notes: The mahogany color has a beautiful bronze glimmer. The aroma is nutty, reminiscent of walnut and hazelnut. There are hints of cocoa and smoke. Soft on entry, Don Gonzalo is round and velvety engulfing the palate. Although 21% alcohol, the wine feels bright on the finish; it is well balanced and has a long life ahead!