Tio Pepe en Rama 2020 D.O.Jerez – Xérés – Sherry
The 11th edition of Tio Pepe En Rama, unfiltered and unclarified Fino, was bottled on 23rd and 24th April 2020.
The annual spring saca of Tio Pepe En Rama has been characterised this year by an abnormally mild, dry winter, which gave way to a cool and rainy spring, creating the perfect condition for the healthy growth of the’flor’yeast which covers the Fino. As with previous releases, Head Winemaker Antonio Flores has selected barrels from the historic cellars of Constancia and Rebollo, carrying out the initial selection in October 2019 of 196 barrels before narrowing it down to 69 just prior to bottling.
The label, as with all previous releases of Tio Pepe En Rama, is based on a design found in Gonzalez Byass’s historical archives.
Inspired by the old days when Fino would be consumed directly from the cask, the wine style “Fino En Rama” does not go through the standard processes of clarification and filtration. This is Tio Pepe in its purest and most natural state.
Intense and vibrant colour with clear notes of yeast, fresh bread and a touch of olives on the nose. Elegant and light on the palate with a good length, a touch of bitterness and mouthwatering savoury notes.
Serve chilled in a small white wine glass. A delicious and refreshing aperitif or perfect accompaniment to tapas, fish and seafood.