Oloroso Faraon Vinos Viejos de Hidalgo 30 Year Old VORS
Vinos Viejos de Hidalgo Oloroso Faraon 30 Year Old VORS
A nose of intensely rich pervading walnut. A dry, intense, rich and deep with a long and powerful flavour.
"Wonderfully complex citrus peel, floor polish and spice nose. The palate is funky and complex with profound, fresh, nutty, lemony complexity. Very expressive". Jamie Goode www.wineanorak.com 26th March 2009
Grapes are sourced exclusively from vineyards in Balbaina and Miraflores,and only the free run juice is used for Oloroso Faraon. Matured in solera, in casks of American oak in the sherry town of Sanlúcar de Barrameda. The maturation is first ‘biological’, i.e. under a veil of yeast or flor followed by the‘oxidative’ process, which begins as the yeast dies off due to lack of nutrients available in the sherry. Then follows several (over thirty years) of ageing in cask, to give a dry, complex wine. Wines of such age are designated VORS, (Very Old Rare Sherry).
Great with many foods: Tapas, soup, dry cheeses and even beef.