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Vinoble is proud to present our selection of Sherry Hong Kong. This iconic wine, or at least what is known as 'true' sherry is produced in Cádiz, within the so-called sherry triangle of Jerez de la Frontera, Puerto de Santa Maria, and Sanlucar de Barrameda. These fortified, partially oxidized wines are protected under the Jerez-Xeres-Sherry Denominación de Origen, or Jerez DO. Prior to its designation by the Spanish government in 1933, Sherry was immensely popular in England and France, which accounts for the myriad spellings (Sherry, Xérès, and Jerez)! The most prominent grape in the production of sherry is Palomino, though for sweeter versions, Moscatel and Pedro Ximinez are used. The wines are produced and then evaluated in barrel before fortification to decide what style it is best suited to. Those barrels destined to be Fino Sherry are fortified with grape brandy and then aged in barrel, developing a yeast 'veil' or flor that actually inhibits oxidation, while allowing a little bit to occur. Sherries which are to age longer (Oloroso, Manzanilla Pasada, Amontillado, Palo Cortado) are fortified to a higher alcohol content (17-22%) and either don't develop the yeast veil, or its fades away quickly. These aged sherries are darker, with more complex oxidative aromatics. Sherry's most distinctive quality is that it is aged and blended non-vintage in the solera method. At various intervals, a portion of the largest barrels is moved down into the next largest, and so on up to nine barrels. Thus the final barrel, the only one bottled, contains sherry that is at least three years old and often much older. The many levels of complexity and the craft of solera aging is what makes Sherry a world-class pursuit. Sweeter Sherry is made in a similar fashion, from either Pedro Ximénez or Moscatel, and with sugar added before aging. In addition to the Sherry/Jerez DO, there is also the Manzanilla DO, from an overlapping portion of Jerez. The aromatics of Manzanilla Sherry are more briny, and herbaceous, and are produced with similar standards to Fino Jerez Sherry.


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