Juan Sánchez de la Torre founded Sánchez Romate in 1781 in Jerez to produce fine wines. More than two centuries later Sánchez Romate is one of the oldest bodegas in Spain and one of the few that remains in family hands. This has allowed the company to maintain its independence and continue making wines in the same time-honoured tradition. Over the years their quality has been rewarded with appointments to the Huse of Lords and the Vatican.
Dry, smooth, with bright amber hues. The lasting fragrance is reminiscent of peanuts. It is made from a Fino which later undergoes a second ageing period, but without the yeast layer. The complex ageing results in one of the finest sherries, a superb complement to starters, especially those which are marinated in vinegar.
The Gutiérrez Colosía Bodegas are located in Puerto de Santa Maria and date back to 1838.
The architecture of the warehouses is known as Nave Cathedral (cathedral-like). These arched buildings, of significant height, help expose the wines to the influence of the local climate.
Having started off as a fino under flor, the protective layer of yeast cells was lost after about 3 years allowing oxidation to take place. The resulting wine is a lovely amber colour with a nose full of nutty and dried fruit aromas that follow through to the full, rounded and layered palate . Very dry, searching & complex.
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