Argüeso 1822 Palo Cortado

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From Argüeso's premium 1822 series this is a 20-year-old example of the rare, dry Palo Cortado style. Its rich, walnut, apricot and allspice nose complements its elegant, long palate.

Bodegas Argüeso is a historic Sherry producer reborn and revived. Located in coastal Sanlúcar de Barrameda, it was founded by Leon de Argüeso y Argüeso in 1822, hence the name of this new series of fine Sherries.

Bodegas Argüeso is a historic Sherry producer reborn and revived. Located in coastal Sanlucar de Barremeda, it  was founded by León de Argüeso y Argüeso in 1822. Originally from Burgos in the North of Spain, he settled in Sanlúcar where he opened a small grocery store called Almacén del Reloj. Shortly after, he acquired an old solera from the bodega San José in Santo Domingo, with an estimated age of over 250 years.

Through the generations the business gradually expanded, adding wineries around the original historic core of the Bodega San José in the heart of Sanlucar. Today, the compound spans almost two blocks and includes part of the former convent of Santo Domingo used as the warehouses “El Refectorio” and “La Sacristía”.

In 2016, Argüeso was acquired by Bodegas Yuste, with a view to increasing the reputation of the wines.  They have invested heavily in Argueso, including the employment of their own team of in-house coopers who have been tasked with repairing and upgrading all the barrels within the company as it returns to its former glory.

The 1822 range is a completely new venture from Argueso, using older material and more contemporary packaging than before . 

From a combination of old Palomino Fino vineyards around Jerez and coastal Sanlucar.

From some of the first pressings, this starts life as a Fino until the flor dies and the fortification is increased. After this it ages oxidatively for many years. This is approximately 20 years old from soleras in the cellars in Miraflores and Calle del Mar.

Grape: Palomino

Tasting Notes: The perfect blend of power and elegance with notes of roasted nuts, baked apple, apricot and allspice, finishing fine, floral and fresh.

Food Match: Incredibly versatile; can be enjoyed with pheasant or pork, as well as rich fish dishes or even chocolate.

Closure: Natural Cork

Farming Practices: Contains Sulfites

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Brand Argüeso
Country of Origin Spain
Region Sherry
Style Fortified & Sweet
Wine Colour White
Grape Variety Palomino
Main Grape Palomino
Vintage NV
% Alcohol 19
Bottle Size 50CL
Flavour Elegant & Complex
Body Medium
Pack Format 50CL
Fine No
Rare No