Vermut Fernando de Castilla

Vermut Fernando de Castilla

Jerez, Spain
Fernando de Castilla
Palomino, Pedro Ximenez
Wine Description:

From one of the worlds top sherry producers, this vermouth is made from a blend of PX and Oloroso macerated with 27 botanicals (sourced locally where possible). Rich and mouthfilling, citrus peel fruit flavours are balanced with sweet spice and herbal characteristics. Delicious served over ice, with a splash of soda and garnished with a slice of orange.

Tasting Note:

Marvellously mahogany in colour with rich aromas of dried fruit, nuts and herbal notes. Fullflavoured, silky and sweet with a characteristic, refreshing, yet bitter bite from the wormwood.

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Food Suggestion:

Serve as an aperitif - over ice with a slice of orange and soda. Alternatively use in cocktails such as the classic Negroni, or Manhattan.

Press Reviews:

Non Vintage
Wines from Spain 2018

Wines from Spain 2018

Producer Description

Bodegas Rey Fernando de Castilla is located in the historic centre of Jerez. Its story began with the aristocratic Andrada-Vanderwilde family, who for two centuries provided grapes and wine for the production of sherry in the area. In 1972 Fernando Andrada-Vanderwilde took over some old sherry cellars and brandy soleras from a couple of local bodegas, and changed the name of the company from Fernando III to Fernando de Castilla.

In 1999 Jan Pettersen, a Norwegian with 15 years experience at Osborne, bought the company and also acquired a neighbouring almacenista, José Bustamente. He also formed a partnership with a local grape grower – to ensure consistent supply of high quality grapes – unusual for the smaller bodegas, who usually have to rely on co-operatives. He decided to focus entirely on high-end, complex sherries - in the process upgrading the bodega to one of the most interesting and highly regarded of the small independent sherry houses in Jerez.

Whilst the company also produces Sherry Vinegar, and their own range of brandies, the Sherries produced here are amongst the finest in Jerez  - from the pale, dry and elegant fino to the most unique antique wines.

There are two ranges: Classic, and the premium Antique range. It is the excellence of the Antique range of intensely pure and complex single solera Sherries that has largely driven Fernando de Castilla's reputation as masters in the production and ageing of fine, unblended, untreated  Sherries (they do not fine, clarify or aggressively filter any of their wines).