Gonzalez Byass Tio Pepe Fino en Rama Saco 2021
This special limited bottling of Tio Pepe en Rama 2021 is the 12th edition from Gonzalez Byass and it’s not expected be available for long.
Every spring for the last 12 years, la Constancia winery in Xerez has experienced a moment of high emotion: the selection of Tio Pepe en Rama. This year award winning Master Blender Antonio Flores, has selected the release from 82 casks in the Tio Pepe Solera.
The albariza soil and the flor have etched the Gonzalez Byass style into every bottle: finesse, delicacy, elegance, strength and potency. Wild, unfiltered en Rama. The purest expression of the vine and the winery, of origin and ageing. From the cask to the glass, the 2021 of Tio Pepe en Rama is #LivingFlor. Under the shelter of the century-old cellars, the layer of flor covering and protecting the wine managed to remain intact, healthy, robust and intense right through a rainy autumn and a cold wet winter imbuing the Tio Pepe en Rama 2021 with an incredibly delicate character.
Pale gold in colour, this wine has a slight cloudiness from the presence of flor. On the nose it is powerful and fragrant, displaying notes of chalk, talcum powder, iodine and salt in perfect harmony with hints of nuts, chamomile, lemon and fresh yeast. Complex on the palate, it is fresh dry, brimming with flavour, salty and slightly bitter.
With this 12th release, La Constancia is again showing itself at its best, reflecting the strength of the Macharnudo and Carracal pagos and the subtlety of biological ageing. The intensity and depth of flavour of Tio Pepe en Rama 2021 make it a wine that is best drunk with food and is ideal to pair with fish, seafood, vegetables, cured meats, spicy food and rice dishes.
Serve well chilled in a white wine glass.