Sherry Wines offers a wiede range of colours , aromas and sensations.Its unique ageing system of “Soleras and Criaderas”and biological ageing under “flor” , a layer of yeast that develops on the surface of the wine while it is ageing the “botas”.
There are two type of ageing in Sherry:
Ageing under “flor” (called biological ageing) and the oxidative ageing.
Ageing under “Flor” Fino and Manzanilla – Dry white wines .15%vol. Minimum ageing of three years in cask to qualify for the D.O.
Oloroso , Palo Cortado , Sweet Oloroso, Cream and Pedro Ximenez.
The only style of sherry wine that undergoes the two types of ageing is the Amontillado. This wine age as Manzanilla or Fino first for a minimum of three years and then start an oxidative ageing for many years.