Our favourite unfiltered and unclarified fino has arrived in the UK and despite this being its 12th year, the release was as eagerly anticipated as ever. For no one is this more so than Master Blender, Antonio Flores. He delights in the annual selection process, spending many hours tucked away in the bodega seeking out the barrels with the healthiest flor (the delicate layer of yeast covering the fino as it ages) and tasting sample after sample straight from the barrel.
After much deliberation, Antonio narrowed this year's selection down to 82 barrels of the Tio Pepe Solera, from which a limited bottling was produced. It’s fair to say he was pleased with the result: “The wine is intense yet fragrant and delicate. Our century–old bodega La Constancia has once again offered up the best of its terroir to produce an En Rama wine that is all about this living flor that we have the privilege to work with.”
Bottled in the second week of April 2021, this super-fresh fino is available in magnum, 75cl and 37.5cl formats. Get your hands on a bottle in UK restaurants and at wine specialists from May.