“Sangre y Trabajerero” Oloroso
Region: El Puerto de Santa María, Jerez, Spain
Spending an average of 12 years in solera, this classically intense sherry appears deceptively sweet on the nose while emerging dry and balanced on the palate. Toasted hazelnuts and toffee mingle with the briny tang of ocean and olives; a nod to traditional fermentation under flor yeast followed by fortification and tempered oxygen exposure.
About the Producer: The name "Sangre y Trabadero" is a nod to the history of the original cooper of this solera. His trabajadero--or cooper's yard where butts were constructed--was located on Calle Sangre, the same street where the butcher shops were located. Legend has it that this particular Oloroso was the butchers' favorite.