Gutierrez Colosia, Sangre Y Trabajadero, Oloroso Sherry, Andalusia, Spain
Tasting Note: A slightly-lighter-styled oloroso sherry with developed aromatics and flavors.
Medium-intensity brown in color, this wine has a pronounced, aromatic nose of walnut, fig, caramel, toffee, baked apple, brioche and butterscotch.
On the palate the dry, full-bodied oloroso sherry delivers medium-plus-intensity flavors suggested on the nose with a creamy texture, and a long finish.
The sherry is medium in acidity with midpalate complexity and depth.
Captures many of oloroso sherry’s best qualities.
Bottle Note: Gutierrez Colosia is a family owned winery established in 1838. Their location along the banks of the Guadalete River provides the perfect microclimate for making sherry. The strong ocean breezes coming up the river banks creates a very active flor that grows year round. The Sangre y Trabajedero label dates back over 200 years. In the town of Jerez the best sherry cooper fashioned his barrels in his home along the Calle de la Sangre (Jerez’s meat market). He soon started making his own Oloroso that came to be called Sangre y Trabajadero in honor of his customers, the butchers that filled his neighborhood. Today Gutierrez Colosia continues to produce this working-class Oloroso.
Price: $19 (375 ml)
Importer: Coeur Wine Co., New York, New York
Tasting Date: July 7, 2018