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Tio Pepe En Rama 2014 release is here!

By Sarah Groves, also posted in News on

Tio Pepe En Rama Fino Sherry 2014 releaseCalling all sherry lovers: En Rama - a super-fresh, unfiltered fino sherry made by Gonzalez Byass in Jerez - is here! This year's release marks the 5th edition of En Rama. This special sherry is bottled in limited quantities and is available for just a few months every spring.

What's special about En Rama?

Tio Pepe En Rama is as close as you can get to tasting fresh fino sherry straight out of the cask, without having to hop on a plane to Andalucia (although this is not a bad option!). Winemaker Antonio Flores personally selected individual casks suitable to become part of En Rama from two Tio Pepe warehouses: Rebollo (a dark, and humid bodega which produces the most concentrated wines) and Constancia (classic Jerez Fino, clean with a bright lemony tang). The sherry is extracted from the middle of each cask to ensure minimal disturbance of the flor yeast covering that gives Fino its distinctive citrus, almond and fresh bread character. The wine is not filtered or clarified - it's bottled straight from the cask after blending.

Drink within three months

Winemaker Antonio FloresAs it's fresh and unfiltered, En Rama is best enjoyed as young as possible. The winemakers at Gonzalez Byass recommend drinking En Rama within three months of the bottling date, which this year was Easter Monday: 21st April 2014. Serve chilled, and once opened keep your bottle of En Rama in the fridge and treat it like a white wine - in other words, drink within 2 to 3 days.

What does the 2014 release of En Rama taste like?

Pale yellow in colour with powerful yet elegant aromas with a distinctive flor character of fresh bread and hints of almond. The palate is fresh, citrussy, intense and complex with a salty finish. It's the perfect partner with almonds, fish, shellfish and tapas. Tio Pepe En Rama is available online at £15.99 a bottle and at our Southwold, Stamford and Saffron Walden stores. En Rama will be available at our stores in Harleston, Hadleigh, Holt, Holkham, Norwich and Woodbridge during week commencing 12th May 2014 but please check with your local store to check availability before setting out. Each store will also be holding a free tasting event so you can try before you buy - click here for dates and times. You can watch a short video featuring Master Blender Antonio Flores at the Tio Pepe sherry warehouses in Jerez here:

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