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César Florido, Moscatel Dorado,

César Florido, Moscatel Dorado,

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Floral; orange blossom water, jasmin, apricot and bergamot on the nose. On the palate it is lusciously sweet but not cloying, there’s plenty of acidity,juicy apricot that helps to keep things in balance.

Country: Spain Region: Chipiona, Jerez Grape: Moscatel de Alejandría

ABV: 17.5% Bottle Size: 37.5 cl

Additional Information:The sandy area around Chipiona is the prime spot for Moscatel grapes in the sherry region. Within this small coastal village, just west of Sanlúcar, the leading producer is César Florido. Family run since 1887, they own 21 ha of vineyards around Chipiona and in the pago Miraflores and Balbaína of Sanlúcar, keeping control of the entire winemaking process.

The company has been working as an almacenista for most of its existence, but started releasing its own bottlings in 1988. As they are outside of the traditional sherry ageing triangle, the wines bear the Zona de Producción back label.

Moscatel Dorado is a golden coloured wine made of overripe Moscatel de Alejandría grapes (which only make up 1-2% of all plantings in the sherry region). Fermentation is halted early to retain the natural sugars (around 175 grams of sugar in the bottled wine). In this case it is aged in a solera system (chestnut barrels) for merely one year – the youngest wine from the bodega, in the tradition of Mistela wines. Domestic bottlings tend to have less alcohol.

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