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Oloroso is a wine made from palomino grapes. The special structure that it demonstrates at an initial tasting destines it for oxidative ageing. For this reason alcohol is added to 17°, thus preventing the development of the veil of flor and allowing the wine to age while exposed to oxygen. The result is a wine both structured and complex.
The oloroso Don José is one of the oloroso but without reaching the VOS (Very Old Sherry) category with best value for money. With an attractive and recent presentation in bottle of classic style Don José is an intense oloroso, deep, with a slight nuance greedy in the mouth that makes it more pleasant if possible.
Its dark mahogany tones enclose a heady aroma. This oloroso is a perfect wine with appetizers and ideal as a pleasant evening drink. Smooth and seductive, full bodied and less dry than an amontillado, the extensive ageing lends it depth and a perfect roundness
The elaboration is traditional Jerez breeding by the system of soleras and criaderas of about 18 years in boots of American oak. Oxidative Breeding
Production and Ageing
The product of the complete fermentation of palomino grape must, Olorosos are "vocational" wines whose special structures, apparent from the very beginning, indicate to the tasters that their destiny is that of oxidative ageing. An initial fortification to 17% by volume prevents the development of the film of flor, and thus the wine slowly ages in constant contact with oxygen as it descends through the traditional criaderas and solera system. The gradual loss of water through the wooden walls of the cask facilitates a process of concentration which enables the wine to gain in structure, smoothness and complexity.
Colours: Mahogany, old gold, bright, intense, pleasant
Aromas: Round, deep, classical nuances of old oak and a nutty finish
Flavours: Smooth, permanent, full bodied, hints of oak and nuts, “classical”, round
Gastronomy: Aged cheeses, nuts, meats, consommé
Did You Know?
Although the Olorosos sometimes reach relatively high alcohol levels, even above 20%, it is simply the result of the long ageing process. The cask allows for the evaporation of a good amount of water that the wine contains, thus concentrating not only the alcohol content, but also the rest of the components that contribute to the aromas, flavours, and complexity of the wine.
The ideal temperature at which to serve an Oloroso is at between 12 and 14ºC.
This is the most suitable wine to accompany red meat and game. It combines perfectly with meat stews and casseroles; especially gelatinous meat such as bull's tail or cheeks. The perfect match for wild mushrooms and well cured cheeses.
|Tipo de Vino||Oloroso|
|Denominación de Origen||Jerez - Xérès - Sherry|
|Pairing - Moments||Appetiser|
|Pairing - People||Those who accompany you while you cook|
|Pairing - Music||Spin Doctors|