Just 165 bottles produced! Sourced from 5 criaderas with an average age of around 30 years, from a meticulous clonal selection of more than 200 ancient and mostly forgotten clones of Palomino with minimal filtration and no fining to maintain depth of character. With the body and delicacy of an Amontillado just flirting with the deeper and darker fruited hints of Oloroso - bitter orange, cultured butter and dark toffee, this is a remarkable rare wine that can remain utterly delicious open for a year.
A titan of the Spanish wine industry - introducing Alberto Orte of Bodegas Poniente! Named after the Poniente winds, these sherries are produced from the el Aljibe vineyard in Pago Añina, and aged in a restored house tucked among the vines. Oh Alberto, where to begin. He’s the guy, at the tender age of 24, who co-founded renowned US based Spanish specialist wine importer, Olé & Obrigado. A farmer, producer and historian all in one, he’s dedicated a huge portion of his life to exploring, identifying and preserving old varieties and clones, and has successfully identified a whopping 200+ old clones of Palomino Fino and Palomino Jerez and revived and re-planted over 20 grape varieties on the brink of extinction. These sherries embrace Alberto's family's rich tradition of solera system wins from Montilla-Mores. They are one of the few bodegas that age their wines surrounded by the vineyards. They are one of the few bodegas that age their wines surrounded by the vineyards.