Lustau Palo Cortado Península75cl
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Founded in 1896, Bodegas Lustau started out with just a small estate named "Nuestra Señora de la Esperanza," meaning "Our Lady of Hope." From that hope and those humble beginnings was born what would become one of the most important wineries and sherry producers in the world. More than 120 years of passion and innovation have built this brand both its legacy and its future.
From the extensive collection of sherries offered by Lustau, which cover the whole colour palette, Lustau Palo Cortado Peninsula lies just in the middle. This complex wine has the richness you would expect from an Oloroso with the aromas that normally associated with an Amontillado. A rare wine, Palo Cortado is a beautiful amber colour.
As a dry sherry made with 100% Palomino grapes, this is a very crisp and flavourful offering from a historic winery. In the mouth, the nutty, concentrated flavour and a nice level of acidity make this the perfect pairing for vegetables, charcuterie, and Asian cuisine. Its centric location in the sherry world makes this a very versatile spirit that can be enjoyed as an aperitif, a digestif, or on its own. The choice is yours; all you have to do it get your hands on a bottle of this award-winning sherry.
Description of Lustau Palo Cortado Península
Lustau Palo Cortado Península (Palomino and Palomino Fino)
- View: dark amber with gold highlights.
- Nose: Emerging notes of vanilla and chocolate.
- Mouth: is dry and complex with a long end.
VINEYARD: Lustau Winery is the only winery that produces wines in each of the three cities of the Jerez: Jerez de la Frontera, El Puerto de Santa María and Sanlúcar de Barrameda. With over one hundred years of history and numerous awards, Bodega Lustau is considered a benchmark worldwide for high quality wines. The landscape of the area consists mainly of white limestone stone hills, known as Albariza. Its uniqueness is due to the fact that long ago this region was submerged by the ocean.
GRAPES: 100% Palomino
AGING: Aged in American oak barrels in the traditional "Solera and criaderas" Lustau bodegas of Jerez de la Frontera.
PREPARATION: This wine, extremely versatile, is subjected to a fermentation process during which is formed spontaneously, a layer of natural yeast, called flower due to the particular composition of the earth in the region. During the fermentation sherry, flower yeast converting sugar into ethyl alcohol. This unique Sherry combines the delicacy of a Amontillado with the wealth of an oloroso.
PAIRING: Ideal in combination with broth, meats, foie gras and tasty condiments.
RIGHT SERVING TEMPERATURE: 13-14ºC
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Emilio Lustau S.A. was founded in 1896 by Don José Ruiz-Berdejo. It was a humble beginning: Don José, a secretary in the courts of justice, used to cultivate the vineyards at his estate "Nuestra Señora de la Esperanza", where he stored and aged the wines and afterwards sold them to the larger exporting companies. He was in fact what is known as an "almacenista".More about the Winery