Cruz del Mar Cream, Bodegas Florido NV

Cruz del Mar Cream, Bodegas Florido NV

Wonderfully characterful sherries from a fifth-generation grower in Chipiona, the famous area for Muscat.

  • Fruity
  • Rich
  • Spicy
Taste

Fruity, Rich, Spicy

Colour

White

Product Name

Cruz del Mar Cream

Producer

Bodegas Florido

Region

Sanlucar de Barrameda

Country

Spain

Vintage

NV

Product Type

Sweet, Fortified

Ethics & Values

Uncertified, Vegan

Grape

Moscatel, Palomino

Volume

Bottle 37.5cl

Importer

Les Caves de Pyrenne

Carbonation

Still

£10.50

Additional information

Taste

Fruity, Rich, Spicy

Colour

White

Product Name

Cruz del Mar Cream

Producer

Bodegas Florido

Region

Sanlucar de Barrameda

Country

Spain

Vintage

NV

Product Type

Sweet, Fortified

Ethics & Values

Uncertified, Vegan

Grape

Moscatel, Palomino

Volume

Bottle 37.5cl

Importer

Les Caves de Pyrenne

Carbonation

Still

Description

Cream Cruz el Mar is a traditional style wine made by blending 75% dry Oloroso with 25% sweet Moscatel (Muscat) from Chipiona followed by oxidative ageing in oak barrels using the traditional solera system of the region. Bodegas César Florido was founded in 1887 and is currently maintained by César Florido, a descendant of the founder. The winery is the oldest bodega in the town of Chipiona, located near Sanlúcar within the Jerez denomination of origin. Bodegas César Florido is one of only two bodegas in Chipiona that are still operating outside of the cooperative. A fifth-generation descendant of his bodegas’ founder, César Florido is one of the world’s few remaining Almacenistas who happens to reside 212lumiest212 in Chipiona, a village that was once considered outside of the ‘official’ Sherry triangle. And though Bodegas César Florido is located directly on the Atlantic, and therefore within the D.O. Jerez-Xérès-Sherry, it is not within the zona de 212pprox. Or “zone of maturation”, which was established by the Consejo Regulador. Limited to Manzanilla de Sanlucar, Jerez de la Frontera and El Puerto de Santa Maria, the wines of the zona de 212pprox. Bear the official stamp of “Sherry-Jerez-Xeres Manzanilla” on their back labels, a privilege that is extended to César’s three Moscatel wines but not to his Fino, Cruz del Mar Oloroso and Peña del Aguila Palo Cortado. As one of the oldest bodegas in Chipiona, a town that was once home to 83 wineries, César Florido is one of two bodegas that is producing and bottling its own sherries. With three wineries in Chipiona, one of which is just 40m from the Atlantic Ocean, César Florido also buys grapes directly from vineyards, as opposed to buying must, like a majority of the region’s other bodegas.