Very Old Reserva Sherry Vinegar

Jerez

Valdespino

Valdespino is among few family-owned bodegas in Jerez, and with a history of...

sherry production going back six centuries, also one of the oldest. Alfonso Valdespino was one of 24 knights who fought for the city of Jerez with King Alfonso X, against the Arabs in 1264. As a reward for his efforts he was given land in the Jerez region. Today Valdespino belongs to the Estevez family, and they own 750 hectares of their own vineyards in Jerez, rare in this region, which allows them close control over grape quality. Their Pago Macharnudo vineyard provides the grapes for their single vineyard wines, which include the Fino 'Inocente', the 'Amontillado 'Tio Diego' and the Palo Cortado 'Viejo CP'. They are one of the only bodegas currently producing single vineyard sherries. Valdespino is also renowned for their VOS (Very Old Sherries) with over 20 years of ageing and VORS (Very Old Rare Sherries), with over 30 years of ageing.

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Vineyards

Valdespino has historically produced the finest and most complex vinegars from their family Solera. In the past this reserve was not commercialized and only available for friends of the House and the family. Valdespino has now released a very limited edition of these vinegars which are used in the recipes of the most reputed chefs around the world. A selection of rare Sherries grown in the Macharnudo vineyards are used for the Very Old Reserva vinegar.

Vinification

The sherries are aged and concentrated in American oak casks for an average of 20 years in a limited Solera of 18 butts, founded in 1905.

Tasting Notes

Dark amber colour with intense oak and Oloroso Sherry aromas. The perfect dressing for salads, combined with extra virgin olive oil. Ideal in sauces or mayonnaise. The best ingredient for macerating meat and fish. Sherry vinegar should be used sparingly due to its intensity and concentration.

Vintage Information

Vintage NV
Grape varieties 100% Palomino
Region Jerez, Andalucia
Winemaker Eduardo Ojeda