Wild & Alive: En Rama 2017

Antonio Flores, IWC Fortified Winemaker of the Year, describes his most recent release of Tio Pepe En Rama as “elegant and aromatic on the nose with the characteristic intense yeasty aroma of the “flor”, intermingled with the distinctive almond notes typical of Palomino Fino: fresh, complex and intense, salty and expressive, but most of all alive and wild.”

The 2017 release of Tio Pepe En Rama has been made from a selection of 60 botas (large oak barrels), housed in González Byass centuries-old cellar La Constancia and Rebollo, in the heart of Jerez, Spain. Flores explains, “The barrels were specially chosen to represent the unique moment in the bodega when the venecia breaks the “flor” to open up the yeasty veil which covers this golden liquid and Tio Pepe En Rama emerges: raw and blooming with life.”

He continues, “Protected from the intense Levante winds of the long-forgotten summer and enabled the blanket of the the flor to protect the wine and reveal, at the beginning of spring, a version of Tío Pepe that is fragrant, intense, brilliant, salty and immaculate.”

This year marks the eighth release of Tio Pepe En Rama. Each year a different, yet authentic label is chosen, the design based on original artwork sourced from Tio Pepe’s historical archives, dating back to the late 1800’s.

The 2017 release of En Rama will be available in the UK at the start of May.

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