Taste: Starting as a Palomino Fino Oloroso, Pedro Ximenez is added to provide the characteristic sweetness of Colosia Cream. Being full-bodied on the palate, notes of orange blossom and cinnamon linger on the finish.
Varietal: Palomino, Pedro Ximenez
Process: Cream is the general name for different kinds of sweetened sherries. The Gutierrez Colosia Cream is made with Oloroso sherry sweetened with a touch of Pedro Ximénez and aged for at least five years while it develops its dark color and round, velvety aromas.
Gutierrez Colosia is located in the town of El Puerto de Santa Maria. Established in 1838 on the banks of the Guadalete River, it is today the only winery with this unique location. When we say it’s all about location in Jerez, this winery says it all. Having had the fortune to establish itself directly on the banks, the micro-conditions here are nearly perfect for making Jerez wines. The strong breezes from the ocean create a very active "flor" that stays year around.
Juan Carlos Gutierrez currently runs this fabulous old Bodega. Once an Almacenista, Juan Carlos decided to start estate bottling in 1997. Previously, the Bodega sold stocks to the major Sherry houses.
Fino Elcano owes its name to Juan Sebastian de Elcano. He was one of the captains on Magellan's trip to circumnavigate the globe and actually ended up being the only one to complete the trip (Magellan died on route) making him the first person in history to complete this journey. Their landfall was on the Jerez Coast near El Puerto de Santa Maria. Juan Carlos' Fino is characterized by its freshness and brightness owing to its sheltered crianza(ageing) within the bodega walls. The ocean is everywhere is the walls of this building and creates an especially luxuriant “flor” covering the wines well through the summer heat. All their fruit is sourced from the best vineyards in Albariza soils in the Jerez Superior vineyards. Aged 4 years on the lees of successively older soleras.
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