Jerez wine is a wine that grows in Andalusia, especially in the town which is named Jerez, Sanlucar de Barrameda and Puerto de Santa Maria. The wine producing area extends Jerez de la Frontera Chiclana, Chipiona, Puerto Real, Rota, and Lebrija Trebujena in the province of Sevilla. This whole area is known as Marco de Jerez.
Jerez wines, as well as other of these wines are elaborated with Palomino grapes. Once you have the juice, it is placed in oak barrels and undergoes a transformation process due to yeasts in the air. Jerez has a touch of bread and yeast through the veil that is formed on the surface of the liquid.
Jerez is also a designation of origin among many in Spain. Since the early 90’s do not allow the inclusion of the word “Jerez” in any other type of fortified wine or liquor. Jerez can be found both fine, as manzanilla, amontillado, smelly, Muscat, Medium, Cream, etc. Also occurs in the Jerez vinegar and Brandy de Jerez.
Jerez Fino is often dry and strong, with the presence of yeast and lemon. It should be served cold. Manzanilla sherry is the same but is produced in Sanlucar de Barrameda and almost always occurs softer. If it is thought that these wines are exclusive to take them alone or with a dessert, a sweet Jerez pairing beautifully with a meat pie.
Today Jerez has great publicity, thanks to that recovered from the time it was considered a boring wine. But specialists speak of Jerez as one of the best wines in the world. We all know the Jerez Tio Pepe that is very popular, but there are other less expensive brands with good Jerez wines.