Tio Pepe En Rama is very limited, it's a pure, ‘un-mucked about with’ sherry that is best drunk at its freshest, perfect summer quaffing.. Continue reading
Not just for Sherry ‘aficionados’ but also drinkers of great wines and lovers of gastronomy…’
We have just had word from Jerez that the painstaking selection process for this year’s Tio Pepe Fino ‘En Rama’ has begun, this is a call we love receiving – a sure sign that Spring is here and summer must be on the way!
‘En rama’ is the local jargon used by workers in the Bodega to refer to wine in its unrefined and most natural state. With en rama there is a longer list of what is not done to the sherry rather than what the winemaker does do – there is no stabilisation, no clarification nor any filtering prior to bottling. Made in strictly limited quantities, Tio Pepe Fino En Rama is a pure, ‘un-mucked about with’ Sherry that is best drunk at its freshest, within six months of bottling – so, perfect summer quaffing!
For limited period only £14.50 per bottle when you buy 6 bottles
As ever, winemaker Antonio Flores will select from the two oldest Tio Pepe soleras, Rebollo and Constancia, which he feels represent best the style and the quality we have become accustomed to.This year, which is the 6th release of Tio Pepe’s En Rama, the sherry will be bottled in the middle of next month and our limited consignment will land in our warehouse on the 30th of April.
The Rebollo bodega is the tiny room where Tio Pepe was first made in the mid-1800s. It is very dark and humid and creates super-charged fino with a powerful fresh almond, yeasty taste. Constancia is always more elegant and adds texture and finesse. Antonio has pre-selected his favourite 100 casks (from an initial 600) – As ever, he has targeted particular ‘butts’ (sherry barrels) where the conditions have resulted in an enhanced growth of ‘flor’, the particular flowery growth of yeast on the surface of the wine which gives exceptional finesse and delicacy of aromas to this rare wine. Don’t miss out – order now to avoid disappointment!
This is a pre-shipment offer, made subject to availability – to place an order at this stage please email David@leaandsandeman.co.uk or get in touch with your usual Lea & Sandeman contact.
You can BUY individual bottles in any of our shops (from Friday the 1st of May) for £15.95 per bottle OR for only £14.50 when you buy 6 bottles (or as part of any mixed dozen from our full range).
“Another fabulous set of wines from Castello del Terriccio” says Antonio Galloni, and he is dead right.
At our tasting at the property last year with a four year vertical of both Tassinaia and Lupicaia, the 2009s stood out for weighty seamless supple silk textures filled with the finest of tannins and the juiciest character. Perfectly balanced, they really hold your attention and are amazingly long.
Tassinaia offers staggering value as always, but it is the Lupiciaia which in this vintage seems to have hit a new high point with a luscious rippling fullness of texture. Despite the density and concentration of this wine’s ripe Cabernet fruit, the texture is of the finest tannins and there is no aggression, but no ‘new world’ sweetness either – more a dark dryness with the balsamic, provencal-herb complexity that this wine so often shows. Amazingly satisfying and long.
New releases from Castello del Terriccio:
- 2009 Tassinaia - is this the best value wine from the whole of the Tuscan Maremma? It is not just us that think so!
- 2009 Lupicaia – “the 2009 Lupicaia is a standout” 95/100 Antonio Galloni.