González Byass Tío Pepe en Rama Sherry
The Tio Pepe and Rama is the exclusive variant of the Fino Tio Pepe of the beautiful house González Byass. The 'Tio Pepe and Rama' is a sherry in its purest form because it is unfiltered and therefore comes straight out of the barrel. Every year the best barrels are selected for this and a limited number is released. It is a limited edition, a blend of finos from specially selected, at least 3-year-matured barrels of the Rebollo (a very dark and moist bodega that produces the most concentrated and full finos) and Constancia (classic finos with a crisp citrus aroma) . Of the 600 barrels, around 60, with the thickest layer of flor, are found to be good enough.
"En rama" is an expression that was once used to refer to wine in its most delicate state, before the normal processes of stabilization and filtering. "En Rama" expresses the unique character of Sherry: the penetrating aromas of the cellars and the intensity of the veil of "flour", the yeast that interacts with the wine and gives it a unique and delicate character.
The distinctive character of the flor under which the wine has aged is immediately noticeable in the nose. Furthermore, nice aromas of nuts, almonds and yeast
On the palate the taste is fresh, intense and complex and salty
As an aperitif, companion nuts, olives, ham (and then of course the real Bellota Iberico ham . The nortge tones of the ham as a result of the acorns that the pigs eat go great together with the Bellota ham)
91 + / 100 Parker
Spain, Cadiz González Byass is a family business founded in 1835 dedicated to making premium sherries and brandies in Jerez, Spain. Well-known brands such as Tio Pepe Fino Sherry, or the gems such as Matusalem and Apostoles have made González Byass one of Spain's most famous wine brands worldwide. Tradition, research and quality are the pillars of this winery, which has almost two centuries of experience. According to her tradition, González Byass has developed over the past 30 years into a 'family of vineyards' in wine production in some of Spain's most famous wine producing regions, such as; Bodegas Beronia (Rioja and Rueda), Cavas Vilarnau (Barcelona), Finca Constancia (Vino de la Tierra de Castilla), Finca Moncloa (Vino de la Tierra de Cádiz) and Viñas del Vero (Somontano). In each of these regions, the family strives to produce the best quality wines possible, respecting local traditions and terroir. Likewise, the company has also expanded into the premium spirits category with brands such as The London No. 1 Gin, MOM, Druide Vodka and Nomad Outland Whiskey.
The most famous product of Gonzaal's Byass is Tío Pepe: a very good basic fino and then of course the top and that is the Tío Pepe and Rama. Unlit and has had time to mature gently and carefully.
|Type of Wine||Sherry|
|Drinking as of||2020|