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Sunday, 14 February 2016

#winelover 4th annual celebration in Jerez – great visit to Gutiérrez Colosía then a memorable lunch

#winelovers forming an orderly queue to enter
Gutiérrez Colosía 

Juan Carlos Gutiérrez Colosia filling a glass  
using the traditional venencia

The Gutiérrez family: Carmen (daughter), Carmen Pou (mother ) and Juan Carlos

Carmen Pou

Bodega Gutiérrez Colosía
On Friday our great #winelovers trip to Jerez took us to El Puerto de Santa Maria with a memorable visit to Bodega Gutiérrez Colosía in the morning followed by a very traditional and memorable lunch at Bodegas Obregón

The Gutiérrez Colosia Bodega was founded in 1838 and early in the 20th century it was acquired by José Gutiérrez Dosal. Juan Carlos Gutiérrez Colosia, the owner and winemaker, is the 4th generation of the family to run the business. His father died when he was only 20 and Juan Carlos has been working here since he was 14 and, having recently turned 70, he has well over 50 years experience. He works alongside his wife, Carmen Pou, and has recently been joined by his daughter, Carmen Gutiérrez Pou.

Bodega Gutiérrez Colosía is the closest bodega to the beach. Juan Carlos explained that this location is perfect for the humidity needed to encourage flor to develop. Although El Puerto de Santa Maria is less than 20 kilometres from Jerez, there are marked climatic differences: it is wetter with the highest rainfall in the area, the winters are warmer while the summer is considerably cooler. Summer temperatures are between 5˚-7˚ lower.

We had a fascinating tasting here being shown the development of their sherries from the as yet unfortified wine from the 2015 vintage through the various stages to the very good finished Colosía Fino (7€). We also saw the development of their Amontillado (10€) and Oloroso (9.80€)

Then we tried two sweet Sherries – a Moscatel and a Pedro Ximénez. The rich, raisiny Moscatel reminded me of an Australian Muscat, while the PX had delicacy and finesse as well as concentration. We finished with a real treat: the Family Reserve Palo Cortado – over 50 years old with huge, almost painful intensity, and brilliant length. Truly memorable!

I was impressed by the purity and precision of the Colosia Sherries. They offer amazing value. 

Bodegas Grant 


Edmundo Grant

We dropped in very briefly to Bodegas Grant as we were walking to lunch. Edmundo Grant came to our BYOB function the next day bringing his excellent Fino and Amontillado.

We had a very special lunch with hearty peasant dishes at this traditional bar - starting with Mosto served from an earthenwear jug. 

A jug of Mosto 

All set for a #sherrylover lunch


with the price list of sherries 
eg a litre of Fino for 3.90€

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