Vermut Pedro I Old Recipe
Price: $33.00 (average US retail)
Winery: Bodegas Yuste / Aurora
Appellation: D.O. Jerez-Xérès-Sherry
Bodegas Yuste is pleased to join the quality vermouth scene with a remarkable product resulting from a treasured 19th-century family recipe and an idea that vermouth from the Sherry region should be a refined, world-class apéritif.
41 botanicals such as Wormwood, Gentian, Sambuca, Coriander, Quinine and Centaurea highlight savory, bitter and floral elements. As all things Sanlúcar, refinement is the key, starting with dry Oloroso Sherry aged over ten years in the fresh breezes of the Atlantic.
The final blend is married for a minimum of six months in casks previously containing Manzanilla, further developing the vermouth’s briney-bitter complexity. A few final drops of velvety Sanlúcar Pedro Ximénez perfectly round the corners.
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BODEGAS YUSTE / AURORA WINERY INFO
Overview: Since 1991, Sanlúcar de Barrameda almacenista Francisco (Paco) Yuste has pursued the objective of producing Manzanilla up to its highest historic standards. Upon rescue and restoration of venerable, endangered soleras and bodegas in Sanlúcar’s emblematic Barrio Alto and Barrio Bajo districts, classic Manzanillas and Sherries are produced.
Latest News from Bodegas Yuste: http://classicalwines.com/Wineries/winery_82/Images/AuroraManzanillaNews.pdf
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Yuste Aurora Label Art: http://classicalwines.com/Wineries/winery_82/Images/YusteAuroraLabelArt.pdf
Sanlúcar native Francisco (Paco) Yuste has sold Manzanilla his entire life, building a successful beverage distributorship in the provinces of Cádiz and Córdoba. In 1991 he purchased historic Bodega Santa Ana in Sanlúcar’s Barrio Bajo, including its centenerian solera, and began operation as an almacenista. In 2001 he added Bodega Los Ángeles in the Barrio Alto, restoring it to Manzanilla production and for refreshing his criaderas at Santa Ana. Bodega Miraflores, founded in 1956 by a group of growers in that famous Sanlúcar pago, was acquired in 2010 to serve as production base.
Yuste quality starts in the vineyard with the fabulous 46-hectare Viña La Alamedilla estate in the Jerez pago of Carrascal. Longterm sources in El Puerto de Santa María’s Balbaína and Sanlúcar’s Miraflores contribute in equal parts to combine freshness and minerality with ample body.
New wines arrive to Bodega Miraflores. Just 800 meters from the Guadalquivir estuary, Miraflores offers ideal conditions for sobretablas selection and the first stages of Manzanilla development. After five years, the manzanilla fina passes to Bodega Los Ángeles for aging as Aurora Manzanilla before entering the solera at Bodega Santa Ana in the Barrio Bajo where La Kika (Manzanilla Pasada en Rama, well over 10 years old: “The Pearl of Sanlúcar”) is bottled by hand from selected individual botas.
In 2015 Yuste’s acquisition of the classic Aurora brand provided impetus for export launch. This was followed in 2016 by purchase of Herederos de Argüeso with its famous Manzanilla, San León.
Yuste’s treasures include the 18th Century soleras of the Conde de Aldama, who preserved his prephylloxeric wines by encasing the botas in plaster, preventing their admixture with wines from grafted vines during approximately 50 years.
Exceedingly rare bottles of Conde de Aldama Amontillado and Palo Cortado are available.
Link to Conde de Aldama sales sheet: http://classicalwines.com/Wineries/winery_82/Aldama.pdf
Link to July 2016 Yuste Seminar Presentation: http://classicalwines.com/Wineries/winery_82/Yuste_Seminar.pdf
Link to La Kika sales sheet: http://classicalwines.com/Wineries/winery_82/LaKika.pdf
Link to "The Lady & The Lion": http://classicalwines.com/Wineries/winery_82/Images/TheLady&TheLion.jpg
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