Cota 45 "Encrucijado" 2014

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  • Varieties: 40% Perruno, 40% Uva Rey and 20% Palomino Fino.

    Appearance: Pale light amber.

    Nose: Clean, slightly reminiscent of nuts and toffee.

    Palate: Clean, dry, and medium bodied. Lower in acid, and with the softest, haunting flavors of a Palo Cortado Sherry. Some subtle nutty and saline elements on the finish.

    Vinification: To revive tradition and fully express the unique terroir of Jerez are the goals of Ramiro Ibáñez, the talented mind behind Cota 45. Ramiro is one of the most knowledgeable winemakers in Jerez, the storied region in southern Spain. The name is a reference to 45 meters above sea level, the point where he believes the best albariza soils can be found. On vines from 20-90 years old, planted on different type of Albarizas (Chalk) soils, specifically in Sanlucar. Fermented and raised without temperature control in bota (500l) where it spends 24 months, four under flor and twenty of oxidative aging, before being bottled unfortified. This is basically a wine that is on its way to becoming a Palo Cortado, but bottled sooner. Only 1,000 bottles and 40 Mags.

    Recommended Food Pairing: Wood-fired wild mushrooms and pheasant.