Fortified wine is a wine to which a distilled spirit, usually brandy, is added. Many different styles of fortified wine have been developed, including Port, Sherry, Madeira, Marsala, Commandaria wine and the aromatized wine Vermouth
This is the second most expensive wine made from Rare Red Blend in Barossa Valley.
A unique blend of the four red varietals grown on the Hentley Farm estate, this wine was fortified with a 22 year old oak age spirit dryer than most Australian fortified reds. It provides a complex aromatic profile and a soft expressive palate. For food pairing, it goes well with dark chocolate or a rich style cheese.
Grape Variety: Rara red blend
We at The English Whisky Co. mature some of our fine single malt whiskies in Pedro Ximenez Sherry Casks. These casks are full of beautiful rich dark sherry before we take delivery, so we decided to take the sherry as well as it is too lovely to leave behind. Since arriving at St. George's we added some of our single malt to it and left it in the casks to continue maturing. We believe that the resulting drink is a wonderful fortified wine, that makes a superb drink for many occasions. Our chairman prefers it chilled, our MD thinks it is lovely as a dessert wine. It is also glorious poured over ice cream.
Tio Pepe Fino Sherry is a star bright, pale golden color. It is elegant and distinctive, with fresh bread and almond aromas. The palate is full bodied, crisp and very dry, with a complex, long finish.
Perfect with canapes and tapas, Asian food, seafood and all fish based dishes. Try it with caviar, oysters, anchovies or tuna carpaccio.
Style: Sherry, Fino