Bodegas Luis Perez
El Muelle de Olaso2018
AndaluciaSpain

£16.00

Bodegas Luis Perez, El Muelle de Olaso, 2018

Bodegas Luis Perez
El Muelle de Olaso2018
AndaluciaSpain

£16.00

The Palomino grape has long been reserved for sherry, but winemakers are starting to make some delicious unfortified wines with it. This morish example is cool fermented in stainless steel allowing the stone and tropical fruit to shine through. A portion of the wines is fermented in seasoned oak giving texture and a savoury touch.

About Bodegas Luis Perez

The Pérez family have been grape farmers, estate workers and winemakers for several generations. In 2002 Willy Perez and his father Luis, a professor of oenology at the University of Cádiz, set up their bodega just north west of Jerez. They are interesting in exploring the historic pagos or single estates that used to define and give character to Jerez wines.

The chalky albariza soil in the Jerez region isn’t homogenous, it has many sub-types for example their vineyards in pago Balbaína Alta are on Tosca Cerrada soil which fractures easily allowing the vine roots to spread out, and this pago’s proximity to the Atlantic gives a freshness to wines produced from there.

They work with the traditional varietals like Palomino Fino, Pedro Ximenez and Tintilla de Rota (genetically related to Graciano) in Balbaína, Añina, Macharnudo and Carrascal. They want the origin of their grapes show over biological and oxidative ageing techniques so they don’t fortify their Fino or Oloroso.