One of the great thrills of working in this business is the chance to get into the cellars and taste wines straight from the barrel with the winemaker. To taste a wine in its most natural, 'un-mucked-about-with' state is a great experience.
'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 Tio Pepe - straight from the barrel. 'En Rama' 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.
Pre-shipment offer 2016 sees the release of two new great vintages of En Rama sherry from these two renown Sherry producers. Drawn from the center of the barrel 'En Rama' sherry offers the chance to taste sherry at it's very youngest and freshest and this year's releases are proving to be noteworthy examples.
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..
As advocates of 'En Rama' style sherries we were very pleased to discover that Lustau were joining in and releasing a range of their own unfiltered sherries. A fino from each town in the sherry triangle, Jerez, Sanlúcar and El Puerto Santa María. For us the Fino from El Puerto is the stand-out.
Tio Pepe Fino 'En Rama' – Limited Release Offer Last weekend I saw my first swallows of the season, but heeding Aristotle’s wise words I did not want to get over excited about summer’s arrival.
For west Londoners tonight is Barnes Late Night Shopping evening, when the High Street will be buzzing and as usual the best mulled wine will be at Lea & Sandeman - come on down and enjoy the festive atmosphere - it's only going to be raining lightly, which, if this morning is anything to go, by means unnoticeably, especially if you have some of our famous mulled wine inside you.
The theme, such as you need a theme beyond ‘Christmas’, was to put a few less likely wines in front of people, to test and tantalize the taste-buds. With that in mind, we left out the traditional option of Champagne, and kicked off with the very splendid Gusbourne 2008 Brut Reserve from the Garden of England, a zippy but textured fizz that works really well as an aperitif.
We are delighted to offer the third release of Gonzalez Byass’ rare and delicious Palmas range of sherries. These are here and ready for immediate despatch. Since the 1880s Gonzalez Byass has used the Palmas system to classify its highest quality Finos.
“Every single bottle of these rare old Finos is stamped with its’ bottling date – and a sentence advising drinking up within 6 months…
So we did what we do best – we opened some of them up to see how they were. Quite simply – we were very pleased! This is fascinating stuff.”
The ‘en rama’ phenomenon was started by Gonzalez Byass, who released their first Tio Pepe ‘En Rama’ sherry in celebration of their 175th birthday. It caused a sensation and has been released every year since.
Tio Pepe Fino En Rama - Limited Release Offer Fino En Rama is unfiltered, unclarified Tio Pepe taken from the middle of the cask during spring when the flor growth is at its thickest. Made in strictly limited quantities, Tio Pepe Fino En Rama is best drunk within three months of bottling.