We're thrilled to have begun working with two new producers, and to have their remarkable wines in stock in time for Christmas.
The first new bodega to join the Sherry Boutique ranks is Callejuela - a small winery on the outskirts of Sanlucar de Barrameda, run by brothers Jose and Francisco Blanco who inherited it from their father. As well as the vineyards surrounding the winery, in pago Callejuela, the brothers have vineyards in the famous pagos of Macharnudo and Añina. They produce a series of stunning Manzanillas ranging in average age from three to ten years, as well as long-aged Amontillado and Oloroso. Their Oloroso, El Cerro, was selected by El Mundo as its Wine of the Year 2015 in the fortified, dessert and sparkling category. Jose and Francisco work with consulting enologist, Ramiro Ibañez, and exciting projects on the horizon include single pago añadas (vintage sherries) from each of their different vineyards. As well as selling the wines individually, we also have two vertical tasting packs available, to take you through the different ages of the same wine - a big night in, for sure!
You may have already heard the buzz around Bodegas Arfe - the vision of Luis Arroyo Felices, a sherry winemaker his entire career, latterly at Bodegas Garvey. Luis wanted to create an exceptional sherry that would be ready for bottling at his retirement, so sixteen years ago bought and refurbished an old bodega building and laid down a brand new solera of Palo Cortado. As you might expect from such an accomplished winemaker, the resulting Palo Cortado 1767 De La Cruz is very special. Since its release earlier in 2016, it’s been picking up plaudits left right and centre, including top marks in the recent Global Fortified Masters. Only 6,000 bottles have been released, with a small allocation available in the UK directly from Sherry Boutique.
We'll be profiling both bodegas in more detail on the blog over the next few weeks, but in the meantime give their wines a whirl - they're a perfect treat for Christmas!
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