Tio Pepe En Rama Fino, Gonzalez Byass - 2022 release
Pale yellow with golden glints. Slightly cloudy as it contains flor in suspension, reflecting it’s having been bottled ‘En Rama’. Complex aromas of almonds, lemon and floral notes combined with sea spray and minerals. The palate is concentrated and sightly creamy with a salty tang and impressive depth of flavour boasting toasted almonds, apple skins and bready undertones. The finish is rounded and alluring, clearly harking back to its origins in the albariza soil yet also reflecting the Significance of its biological ageing. This wine is the purest definition of the vines and the winery.
|Bottle Size||75 cl|
|Area||Manzanilla & Fino|
|Style||Dry and full|
|Drinking Guide||Drink Now|
|Food Match||Nibbles & Tapas|
The excellent 12th release of Tio Pepe Fino En Rama is now out.
Most wines don’t follow a particularly strict release schedule. It’s generally a matter of when the wine feels ready to go, which varies greatly according to the producer, the region, and the style they’re looking to make. But there are a few brands and styles that are very much seasonal releases. The most famous of these is without question beaujolais nouveau, which “arrives” as the old ad slogan has it, on the third Thursday of November each year. Over the past decade or so, however, wine lovers have come to anticipate another seasonal release round about now: en rama sherry. These are dry fino and manzanilla styles that are bottled directly from the barrel, unfiltered and unclarified, in the spring. The idea is that the wines have an extra level of flavour, freshness and depth at this time of the year, an assertion that certainly feels true about the magnificent 2022 release from Tío Pepe, a concentrated essence of salty-sourdough-savouriness.