The 11th edition of Tio Pepe En Rama has arrived! This super fresh Fino was bottled on 23rd and 24th April 2020 and is available to order now in both 75cl and 37.5cl formats.
The annual spring saca of Tio Pepe En Rama has been characterised this year by an abnormally mild, dry winter, which gave way to a cool and rainy spring, creating the perfect condition for the healthy growth of the ‘flor’ yeast which covers the Fino. As with previous releases, Head Winemaker Antonio Flores, has selected barrels from the historic cellars of Constancia and Rebollo, carrying out the initial selection of 196 barrels before narrowing it down to 69 just prior to bottling.
“This is one of the most spectacular editions of Tio Pepe En Rama that I have had the fortune to select,” states Flores. “At the bodega we view the biological ageing of the sherries as our second terroir. It is this second terroir that enables us to maximise the unique character of the albariza soil– a delicious chalkiness with almond and floral notes – resulting in a seductive cocktail of flavours.”
The label, as with all previous releases of Tio Pepe En Rama, is based on a design found in the Gonzalez Byass historical archives.
Fino En Rama
Inspired by the old days when Fino would be consumed directly from the cask, the wine style “Fino En Rama” does not go through the standard processes of clarification and filtration. This is Tio Pepe in its purest and most natural state.
Support for The Drinks Trust
Gonzalez Byass UK will be donating the profit from the Tio Pepe En Rama bottling to The Drinks Trust who are supporting those members of the industry most in need at this difficult time. From this year’s campaign, Gonzalez Byass has already advanced £10,000 to support the work of the charity during the lock-down.