Jerez-Xérès-Sherry

It is located suoreste of the Iberian Peninsula, between Jerez de la Frontera, Puerto de Santamaría and Sanlucar de Barrameda. It was approved in 1932 as Denomination of Origin Jerez-Xeres-Sherry Manzanilla with names-Sanlúcar de Barrameda and Sherry Vinegar. Its origin is the result of both geographical features and the traces left by different...

It is located suoreste of the Iberian Peninsula, between Jerez de la Frontera, Puerto de Santamaría and Sanlucar de Barrameda. It was approved in 1932 as Denomination of Origin Jerez-Xeres-Sherry Manzanilla with names-Sanlúcar de Barrameda and Sherry Vinegar. Its origin is the result of both geographical features and the traces left by different civilizations that occupied. The first news of Sherry gives us the Greek geographer Strabo, the first century BC, whereby Jerez vines were brought to the region by the Phoenicians around 1100 BC Over the years, Greeks, Carthaginians, Romans and Arabs, has addressed growing grapes for more than five centuries, despite the Koranic prohibition of alcoholic beverages consumption, protected by the use of wine for purposes medicinal. After the Reconquista, Sherry wines were marketed and appreciated in England and central Europe where they were known by the Arabic name for the city, "Sherish". In their own vineyards white varieties: Palomino, Pedro Ximénez, Moscatel, in a warm climate, tempered by the influence of the Atlantic Ocean, providing soft temperature humidity. The floor is a white limestone, the "albariza", rich in calcium carbonate, clay and silica and with a great capacity to retain moisture. The wide range of sherries can be classified by different factors:        For the type of aging: - From biological aging, under the veil of flower in the special microclimate of the town of Sanlúcar, such as chamomile. - From oxidative aging or physical-chemistry, which produces wines based on the peculiarities of his upbringing: Wines of Certified Age 20 and 30 years, with indication Wines age 12 and 15 years of Vintage Wines.        For the type of fermentation: complete or partial: - Very dry wines, such as liqueur wines: Fino, Amontillado, Oloroso and Palo Cortado.       - Natural sweet wines: Pedro Ximenez and Moscatel. - Wines from different levels of sweetness and generous wine liquor: pale cream, medium, cream.

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