‘Sherry Amour’ – Latest release En Rama – 3 of the Best from Jerez

by David Porter

‘En Rama’ style sherry is something we have championed since it first hit the market 8 years ago when Gonzales Byass released their fabulous, limited release聽Tio Pepe – straight from the barrel.

‘En Rama’聽is the purest, least ‘mucked-about-with’ wine you can get your hands on, a rare chance to taste wines straight from the barrel just as the cellar master finds it. No clarification, no filtration and no cold stabilising. Straight into the bottle goes pure sherry – and it’s delicious!

Usually deeper in colour and more intense in flavour, it has a beautiful, raw vitality, a salty, savoury tang – it is dry sherry – but with the volume edged up a little.

This is a wonderful throwback to the days before the mass market demanded uniformity and reliability (yawn) – ahead of interest, style and nuance. It is the renaissance of a gorgeous, hand-crafted tradition. This is how sherry was supposed to be and any wine-lover should explore this fascinating, delicious style.
En Rama releases will always be done on a small scale, this is not really supermarket friendly, but pleasingly more sherry producers are indulging us with small bottlings in聽their own style. We are delighted this year to have got our hands on three of the best from Jerez – ideal adornments to your summer cellar.

Please聽order on line or get in touch through your usual contact to order and find out more about this serious summer聽stalwart.

MANZANILLA聽La Gitana ‘En Rama’ Hidalgo聽– 拢16.50 – 拢15.75

TIO PEPE 2017 RELEASE – 拢15.95/拢14.95

TIO PEPE 2017 RELEASE – Half-bottles – 拢8.95/拢8.50

DELICIOSA MANZANILLA En Rama Valdespino聽–聽Half-bottles – 拢11.95/拢10.95

2017 EN RAMA SHERRY MIXED CASE – 拢211.20聽(6 x 75cl La Gitana聽& 6 x 37.5cl聽Tio Pepe聽& 6 x聽37.5cl聽Deliciosa)