Jerez de la Frontera is well known for sherry wine, and Spain is well known for Rioja : that would be a mistake to simplify the extraordinary diversity and quality of wine we have in Spain and Andalucia.
Here after you can find a route for wine lovers :
For a complete introduction of sherry wine, here are some videos that should answer all your questions :
Your journey in Jerez can begin visiting Wine factory :
Lustau is a must for us because it is not too big, the visit is well explained and we obviously like some of their wines. Here is the link for the visits :
Within their wine, these ones are really worth a try :
Bodega Tradicion is very interesting on several point of view
Quality products for over 4 centuries, they innovated in 2000 promoting the very old Sherry wine : Vors and Vos.
Within their wine really worth a try their :
(all in between 30 and 40 years old)
Many bars and restaurant in Jerez, Sanlucar de Barrameda, Chipiona … (and around) can provide you the wine well kept in an oak barrel.
This is actually absolutely interesting, why is that ?
When you buy a sherry wine from a bottle, it is necessary to sterilise the wine. Several methods allow this process (chemical, thermal) and each of these methods result in reducing the flavour / sensations / quality of the wine.
Being in Jerez is a unique chance to try the wine directly from the barrel and discover a new full range of flavours and pleasure : so always try to ask sherry wine directly from the barrel : “En Rama“
All the wine we have been talking about are dry to very dry, but Sherry wine is also known for half sweet to very sweet wine.
The range could be sum up like that
For the past 20 years Andalucia has decided to follow the success of wine in Spain on a general basis (Rioja, Ribera del Duero …) so we have seen a scene of new bodegas, wine specialist (some of them trained in France) opening bodegas, shops, restaurants dedicated to the pleasure of the wine. They have not only focused on sherry wine (Palomino grapes …) but have planted several sort of grapes, ask the help of oenologist to assemble, create new range of flavours. this was a revolution as important as the “modern” flamenco in the 80s.
Here is a very humble selection of what we consider as very interesting today in Andalucia:
Wine has become trendy in Spain (but beer is still much more consumed) so you can find more interesting wine in general shopping center (Carrefour, Al Campo) or specialized commercial center ( Macro), as well as web site dedicated to wine like decantalo.
Each region really brings something new, here after what really interest us these days (with price ranging from 6 euros to 30 euros / bottle) :
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