100% Palomino Fino. D.O Jerez y Manzanilla
Barbadillo has Obispo Gascón. It is not small thing. We are before a brand of palo cortado respected and loved for lovers of this category. It could not be less. This is an old wine, very old.
The Palo Cortado is a wine of great complexity that combines the aromatic delicacy of the amontillado and the corpulence in the palate of oloroso. El Palo Cortado Obispo Gascón has 15 years of oxidative aging in Jerez boots from La Cilla de Barbadillo winery. It is a wine of meditation, ideal for its slow tasting.
Grapes from the vineyards of Gibalbin and Santa Lucía in Upper Jerez.
Manual harvest in bulk, is usually done in mid-August, for 17 days. Fermentation in stainless steel tanks of 400,000 liters for 10 days at 20ºC. After the fermentation of the Palomino grape, wines with body are chosen, but not too robust and topped with wine alcohol up to 18% vol. This fortified wine is called “sobretablas” and it is destined to be aged in jerezana boots for a period of 15 years in the La Cilla winery. In total there are 13 criaderas composed of 7802 boots.
Dark amber color. Delicate nose with memories of amontillado (hazelnuts, almonds) and lactic notes. Soft entry but with body but without reaching the intensity of oloroso, with glyceric notes. Older oxidative aging wines, like this one, can remain in perfect condition for many years, even if the bottle has been opened earlier. It can be accompanied by some dried fruits, cured cheeses and, at the table, with well-concentrated consommés, stews or gelatinous meats (oxtail, chaps …)
Service temperature between 12º and 14ºC. It is recommended to serve in white wine glass
With 500 hectares of its own vineyard, 17 aging wineries in Sanlúcar de Barrameda and a vinification plant for white and red grapes, Bodegas Barbadillo is one of the largest wineries in the Marco de Jerez. Barbadillo is a surname that dates back to 1821, the year in which the entrepreneurs of Bengali Benigno Barbadillo and Manuel López Barbadillo settled in Sanlúcar de Barrameda. The first chamomile that was launched on the market was called Divina Pastora, just six years later, in 1826. It was not until 1954 that the company was established.
Attached to the denominations Jerez-Xèrés-Sherry, Manzanilla – Sanlúcar de Barrameda, Vinagre de Jerez, Brandy de Jerez, have their own vineyard of 500 hectares and a park of boots of 31,800 boots.
The Palomino, Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay white varieties are grown in the vineyard and the Tempranillo, Cabernet, Merlot, Syrah and Tintilla de Rota varieties are inks. All of them cultivated on Albariza soils, with manual and mechanized harvests.