D.O. Jerez-Xeres-Sherry Pemartin (Merito) amontillado sherry 70cl.bodegas merit.
Pemartin amontillado sherry 70cl.bodegas merit. now it is call Merito
this wine has its origins in the old cellars of José Pemartín & Cia ??. ?? founded in the year 1,810. Made from Palomino grapes, whose must is headed to 15 ° vinous alcohol, aging by a first aging under veil of flower, which gives it its fruity aroma and smoothness on the palate, later moving to oxidative 18º breeding, completing and their aging process, which gives it its roundness and nose and its amber to mahogany
The initial pale straw colour turns into a lovely amber, new aromas of vanilla and nuts arise and it becomes round and smooth on the palate. At twelve years of age and 18º alcohol content these new organoleptic characteristics acquired in the long ageing process come to the fore. Serve at approx. 14ºC with poultry, blue fish and mature cheese.
Wine class: generous Wine type: amontillado sherry Grape variety: Palomino fino Soil: albariza / Jerez Superior Wine press: continuous Fermentation: First phase tumultuous , second phase slow. Fermentation temperature: at 22-24ºC, by refrigerated system Must: approx. 11% alc. by volume. Fortification: the alcohol strength is raised, adding wine alcohol, from 11% to 15% at first and, after three years, to 17%. Ageing: First biological, under a yeast layer for three years, followed by oxidation for more than nine years. Age: over 12 years old in the traditional Jerez system of criaderas (5) and solera. Barrels: American oak, called butts, capacity 500 litres. Final alcohol content: 18% vol. Colour: old gold to amber Aroma: deeply pungent and smooth.(hazelnuts) Palate: mild and light. Serving: at a temperature of 14ºC, ideal with poultry and blue fish, cured ham and mature cheese etc. -