Bodegas Dios Baco Cream
WHY WE LOVE IT
- Highlighting the old age of its solera, it is a wine that covers the mouth and expands on the palate.
- Having an alcoholic gradation of 18º its alcohol is not perceptible.
- This wine is characterized by the balanced proportion between the types of grapes that make it up.
Varietal Composition: 75% Palomino, 25% Pedro Ximenez
Elaboration: After initial fermentation and examination of the Flor that develops inside the barrels of still wine from the Palomino Fino grapes, a determination is made for each barrel whether it is to become Fino or Oloroso. The wines are then fortified 15%-17% alcohol and they become part of a solera.
Fino remains pure palomino and great pains are taken to maintain its vigorous Flor. Oloroso has some sweet muscatel blended in. Fino ages a minimum of 5 years while Oloroso ages for at least 8. Manzanilla is a Fino whose aging takes place in the town of Sanlúcar de Barrameda. Amontillado is a Fino whose Flor has not held up and thus is fortified with more alcohol and sweetened. Cream is a highly sweetened version of the Oloroso. Fractional blending takes equal amounts from the bottom barrels of the oldest wines and refills from barrels of younger wines above as the oldest wines are bottled. Pedro Ximénez begins by sun drying grapes prior to pressing. Once the must is fermented, they are then added to their own “PX” solera for aging.
Tasting Notes: Full-bodied with mahogany color, this Sherry has an intense aroma that although in the mouth it has a dry first blow, sweet and soft sensations are appreciated on the palate.
Non Vintage – 92 Wine Enthusiast
The deepest roots of Bodegas Dios Baco reach back to 1765 when the construction was begun on a winery complex consisting of 12 individual wineries. That was the beginning of a tradition that continues today. The wineries were called “The Twelve Apostles” and located in Jerez de la Frontera, in southern Spain’s Andalusia region.
In 1992, its current owner Jose Paez Morilla purchased the winery and created Bodegas Dios Baco – God Baccus Winery – named for one of the original 1765 Twelve Apostles wineries, bringing the story full circle. He renovated the building and today, he and his daughter, Alejandra, handcraft their limited batches of fine sherry.