IF PENICILLIN CAN CURE THOSE THAT ARE ILL, SPANISH SHERRY CAN BRING THE DEAD BACK TO LIFE.
HARVEYS BRISTOL CREAM
TWO VARYING GRAPE VARIETIES IN HARVEYS SHERRY
The Palomino grape is very well known in the world of sherry making. It tends to result in drier types of sherry.
It’s said to be named after Fernán Palomino, a famous knight of Spain’s Reconquista period.
The Pedro Ximenez grape is another grape that’s traditional to the sherrymaking process. It has a relatively high acidity level, meaning that it lends itself to sweeter wines.
Nose: Full and fragrant, elegant and pungent
Appearance: Deep golden color
Palate: Full-bodied, rich, mellow, long-lasting and velvety
HARVEYS BRISTOL CREAM
Launched in 1882, and granted the Royal Warrant shortly after, Bristol Cream is crafted from a delicate blend of Jerez’s finest wines; delicate finos, aged amontillados, fragrant olorosos and the special Pedro Ximenez grape providing a silky, mellow smoothness. Known for its deep golden chestnutty and amber tones, the nose is full, fragrant, pungent and elegant all at once. On the palate Bristol Cream delivers a full bodied experience with rich yet mellow notes leaving a long lasting and velvety finish. A complete, balanced and surprising compendium of wine from Jerez, it’s best enjoyed chilled at 12°C in a wine glass or mix over ice with a slice of orange.
THE CRIANZA - AGEING OF SHERRY
All our sherries are aged for an absolute minimum of three years in American oak barrels, known as ‘botas’ around Jerez. Here’s how the criadrea y solera process works. No solera is ever emptied completely, so each sherry will contain a small proportion of wine from when the solera was first established.
HOW TO ENJOY HARVEYS
Sherry is wine therefore should be consumed within a reasonable period after purchase. A fino/manzanilla can be sealed up to a year
and once open keeps for up to one week, if kept in a fridge. Other sherries can be sealed for up to 3 years, and once open are good for up to 2 months. The VORS range has no limit on how long it can be sealed and should be consumed if opened within 3 months. As with any other quality wine, find a quiet place with a stable temperature to store your sherry. Keep the bottles standing up, and once unsealed, keep the bottles closed properly to keep them from going off. The traditional ‘catavinos’ glass is the ideal drinking glass for sherry. An all purpose white wine glass with a proper bowl (to allow the wine to breathe) and a stem (to avoid warming up) will allow you to enjoy Sherry. Never use a small glass. Fill the wine glass up to one third and allow to breath before enjoying.