The Regente Palo Cortado Reserva Especial is a Palo Cortado wine, produced by the Sánchez Romate Winery with the Palomino grape variety. It is a sherry wine.
The 'Palo Cortado', a wine between Oloroso and Amontillado, is the great icon of Jerez wines, and 'Regente', by Bodegas Sánchez Romate, is one of the best young Palo Cortado, understanding that relative youth in about 15 Years of average breeding. A wine of great complexity which combines the delicate bouquet of an Amontillado with the body and palate of an Oloroso.
Chestnut to mahogany in colour with a complex bouquet which harmonizes the characteristic notes of Amontillados and Olorosos, citric notes reminiscent of bitter orange and lactic notes suggestive of fermented butter. It has a deep, rounded, ample palate with smooth, delicate aromatic notes appearing in the aftertaste, leading to delicious lingering finish.
Palomino fino variety offer us this smooth, fragrant Palo Cortado with gold amber hues. The oak, almond and nut aromas along with its pungent smoothness on the mouth make it ideal to serve with cheese, nuts and Iberic ham. It is fine, elegant, seductive, and of very delicate palate. It's perfect if you want to start introducing yourself to the world of sherry and the Palo Cortado.
Production and Ageing
These are wines produced from very fine must, initially fortified to 15% by volume and their casks are marked with a "palo," or slash.
Once the “sobretabla” stage is completed, if the tasters note the existence of certain very specific characteristics in some of the casks in which the flor has been maintained, they will mark it as a potential Palo Cortado by drawing a horizontal line across the original slash mark.
The wine is then again fortified to above 17% by volume, thus redirecting the process of oxidative ageing.
Did you know?
Formerly when the wines settled "in the" boots "as they call in Jerez to the barrels, they were classified with a line (stick) if they were considered suitable for "Fino” and the degree of alcoholization was added; If the characteristics of the wine were decanted to “Oloroso” were marked with two stripes (sticks) and was alcoholized at 18 °, in the first case was biological breeding and in the second the oxidative.
If the overseers saw in the barrel different characteristics provided by the boots or the grapes, and here is where the Palo Cortado mystery lies, since the resulting wine was neither Fino nor Oloroso, to distinguish it, was marked with a transverse stripe on the first line, and there comes the name of Palo Cortado (stick cut) which has characteristics of Oloroso and Amontillado which gives it a personality and a very unique style.
"Meditation wine," ideal to be slowly appreciated, to become totally immersed in the full range of well balanced sensations this exceptional wine has to offer. It may accompany nuts, cured cheeses and, at the table, the more concentrated consommés, stews and gelatinous meats (bull's tail, cheeks...)
- Tipo de Vino
- Palo Cortado
- Denominación de Origen
- Jerez - Xérès - Sherry
- Pairing - Moments
- A good Havana cigar
- Pairing - People
- She/ He
- Pairing - Music
- Lole y Manuel