What importer Polaner Selections has to say about this wine...
VINEYARDThe grapes come from Macharnudo Alto and vines in excess of 25 years oldSOILAlbariza or a white chalky soil. When wet it sheds water to deeper soils and as it dries it "clods" creating a protective layer that slows the evaporation of water from below.VITICULTUREThe vines are bush pruned in the traditional method.VINIFICATIONThe wine is fermented naturally in very old oak barrels. They remain in this "sobretabla" for 1 year fermenting to about 12% alcohol and forming the flor. The wine is then removed from the lees and fortified to 15% and introduced to the first "criadera" or level of the Tio Diego solera.AGINGThe wine undergoes biological aging under veil of flor for over 8 years and then fortified to above 17% for oxidative aging for 6+ years. There are 10 criaderas + the Solera.
Drink On Its Own , Drink With Poultry
Aromatic , Elegant , Rich