Rey Fernando de Castilla Vermut
At Rey Fernando, two basic thermos are selected for vermouth: a 10-year-old Amontillado and a 10-year-old Pedro Ximenez. The dry Amontillado, made from 100% palomino grapes, is nicely supplemented with the sweet PX. The quality of those sherries is such that both can be sold perfectly in bottles. The herbs used for the vermut include wormwood, gentian, coriander, angelica root, sage and orange peel. That wormwood, or in German wermut, to which the drink owes its name, is one of the characteristic, bitter taste components of vermouth. In addition to these six botanicals, there are a handful of others, of course secret. Because every vermouth maker has his own recipe.
The blend of sherry wines and botanicals rests for about six months after the merger, after which the vermouth is bottled. The unique thing about the sherry vermut is that the wine no longer needs to be strengthened, as happened with Italian and French vermouth. The sherry has already been strengthened!
The taste of this vermut is very pronounced. Less suitable for a starting vermouth drinker, but very interesting and very interesting for the sherry enthusiast. Especially the herbs stand out, but also the silky texture.
When the world-famous 3-star chef and avid sherry lover Heston Blumenthal was looking for the best sherry for his perfect dish 'sherry trifle', he didn't have to search long. He immediately visited the cellars of bodegas Rey Fernando de Castilla where he was warmly received by director Jan Pettersen from Norway. You can't think of a better reference… Jan Pettersen, one of the largest sherry ambassadors, took over Bodegas Rey Fernando de Castilla in 1999 after working for sherry giant Osborne for 15 years. He quickly turned the bodega, originally founded in 1837, into an absolute top producer of sherry and brandies. Rey Fernando de Castilla is a sherry bodega that makes only prestigious and premium sherry. The wines are not blended (!) And, for example, cold stabilization is omitted. Everything is about preserving the subtle and pure aromas of these distinct wines.
Bodega Rey Fernando de Castilla is located in the historic center of Jerez. In addition to the famous brandies, the most beautiful sherries from the area are made. From the light and elegant finos to the unique 'antique' sherries, they have all won prestigious awards. It has been decided to segment the product line into the 'classic' and the 'antique' line. The 'classic' line includes authentic and exemplary sherries such as fino, amontillado, manzanilla, pedro ximenez and the very high quality cream sherry, while the 'antique' line includes wines from individual soleras (not blended), which are not clarified nor filtered and aged on oak for a very long time. The sherries are bottled in clear glass bottles to show their true color and shade. After all, there is nothing to hide from this bodega.
|Type of Wine||Vermouth|
|Winery||Rey Fernando De Castilla|
|Grape||Palomino, Pedro Ximenez|