Tio Pepe Fino En Rama Sherry
Gonzalez Byass releases a more intense version of its Fino Tio Pepe every year, a tradition that goes back to 2009. The En Rama version is bottled with minimal treatment and filtering. Each saca (bottling) shows a slightly different character, linked to the climatic conditions of the year.
For 2022 winemaker Antonio Flores and his daughter Silvia selected a series of 96 butts, which showed the most active layer of flor. This thirteenth edition comes with the hashtag #FlourishingFlor
The huge nose shows almonds and subtle spices come out first, followed by lemon peels and juice, hay, and wildflowers. The palate is very forthcoming, with a pronounced acidity and roundness. There are apple peelings and generous amounts of citrus notes, followed by dried herbs, almonds, chamomile, and coastal salinity.