Valdespino Amontillado Tío Diego

19.95 16.49
Type of Wine Sherry
Country Spain
Region Andalucía
Appellation Elgin (Appellation)
Winery Valdespino
Grape Palomino
Content (Alc) 0.75 ltr (18%)
Available as of Mar 12, 2021
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The Macharnudo Alto vineyard, which is 56.2 hectares, is planted with the Palomino Fino also for the Tio Diego Amontillado. Valdespino is the only one in Jerez that makes Single Vineyard Sherry's. The white bottom is called "albariza" and is very chalky. The harvest is manual. Valdespino is also qualitatively distinctive in the way its sherries are produced: all Valdespino sherries are cemented into used wooden barrels (much more work than the use of stainless steel as all other producers do today). Valdespino uses a longer bearing for its sherries than required by law. This way they know how to keep their products at their own higher quality. The Tio Diego Amontillado for example has an average age of more than 14 years!

This Amontillado is amber colored. With a clear impression of ripening under the flor, dried hazelnut and an elegant toffee caramel tone. Very dry and broad taste with balanced acids. The Tio Diego Amontillado is a refined, mature sherry, the perfect aperitif. In addition to the combination with a powerful consommé double, there are also good combinations with meat from the Iberico pig, for example.

92/100 Parker

Vineyard for Valdespino Amontillado Tío Diego

In the already traditional Jerez, with its historical bodegas and rich family trees, Valdespino is still a very traditional house compared to other bodegas, known for its historical background and traditional way of working. For example, the fermentation of the Fino still uses large traditional oak casks, while almost everyone has switched to the use of stainless steel fermentation tanks. Like no other, it is realized that long ripening is essential for making quality sherry. A good Fino sherry matures for about seven or eight years before it has the properties that make this wine so beautifully salty and spicy. At Valdespino, the Fino is a wine with a lot of personality. And like the Fino, each of the sherrys of this house has its own personality, its own character, whether it be the Oloroso, the Amontillado or the Pedro Ximenez.

The base of the wines of this family business, which is led by Don Miguel Valdespino, lies in the 100 ha of own vineyards. The most famous is the 87 hectare Inocente vineyard, which is located in the Carrascal district. This vineyard is fully planted with the high-quality Palomino Fino grape, and forms the basis of the Fino that bears the name of the vineyard. An important quality factor in this vineyard is the age of the vines, which for the most part exceeds thirty years. Older canes provide wine with more character and concentration. Grapes are only purchased from other companies for some basic cherries.

After picking, the grapes are transferred to one of the company's historic bodegas. The most beautiful is located in the heart of Jerez de la Frontera: the Inocente bodega, located in an old monastery. A bodega where not much has changed since the 18th century. Anyone who is here will taste the special historic atmosphere of this unique sherry company. One does not wish to make concessions to modern times here. Valdespino wants to remain a traditionally operating sherry company, and assumes that there will always be enthusiasts who understand that nothing is more important than the quality of the wine.

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Available as of Mar 12, 2021
Type of Wine Sherry
Country Spain
Region Andalucía
Appellation Elgin (Appellation)
Winery Valdespino
Grape Palomino
Biological certified No
Natural wine No
Vegan No
Alcohol % 18
Alcohol free/low No
Content 0.75 ltr
Oak aging Yes
Sparkling No
Dessert wine No
Closure Cork
Parker rating 92
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