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HALVES Moscatel Dorado, Cesar Florido NV

Green Grape / Floral / Sweet

Price

£ 10.50

Colour

White

Product Name

Moscatel Dorado

Producer

Cesar Florido

Region

Chipiona

Country

Spain

Vintage

NV

Type

Vegan, Still, Sweet, Fortified

Farming

Uncertified

Grape

Muscat

Volume

HALF Bottle 37.5cl

Alcohol

Coming Soon

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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.
Chipiona is an area dedicated to growing Moscatel but most of the wine produced here is sold in bulk to the sherry houses of Jerez, El Puerto de Santa Maria and Sanlúcar. Bodegas César Florido is one of the few bodegas that is estate bottling. Flor grows year-round in Chipiona making the finos here very unique. Even more unique is the fact that this Fino is made from estate-grown Palomino from the Balbaína and Miraflores vineyards. The Fino is from 20 year old vines on albariza soils with solera ageing of three years. The wine itself is is light and soft with a pleasing saline quality that is due to the winery’s proximity to the Atlantic Ocean.
And while the Moscatel grapes for his sweet wines come directly from Chipiona–because Moscatel thrives in sandy soils–the vineyards that are planted to Pedro Ximenez (Sherry’s other sweet sister) are located in Montilla-Moriles, which is one of the six D.O.s in Andalusia that is approximately 225km from Jerez. And though Chipiona is dedicated to growing Moscatel, most of its wines are sold in bulk to the region’s sherry houses. As one of the only producers of Moscatel to bottle his own wines, César lobbied the Consejo Regulador to no avail, to allow all six of his wines to be labelled “sherry”. With three Moscatel cuvées that include Moscatel Dorado, Especial and Pasas, César Florido has single-handedly rescued the latter from extinction. Fermented with indigenous yeasts, the Moscatel Dorado is made from grapes that are not air-dried, but crushed and fermented to approximately 15% abv, before spending one year in the solera. Moscatel Pasas is made from grapes that are hand-selected on the vine and then dried on fields of sand for two to three weeks to better concentrate the effects of the sun. Once the fermentation is halted by the addition of neutral grape spirits, the wine is then aged in the solera for five to nine years before bottling

Taste

Green Grape / Floral / Sweet

Colour

White

Product Name

Moscatel Dorado

Producer

Cesar Florido

Region

Chipiona

Country

Spain

Vintage

NV

Type

Vegan, Still, Sweet, Fortified

Farming

Uncertified

Grape

Muscat

Volume

HALF Bottle 37.5cl

Alcohol

Coming Soon

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