£7.49/ btl 0.75 L
Details for Blanco Hornillos de Callejuela 2018
Bottle size and vintage
More and more wines are being produced using classic grape varieties from the Jerez region (Palomino or Pedro Ximenez) but without fortification or aging under the yeast flor layer, as happens when making sherry. The resulting wines are both surprising and exciting.
Wines such as the Blanco Hornillos from the Callejuela winery exude aromas of green olives mixed in with a fragile touch of grape flesh, hints of salinity, and soothing reminders of quince, or even pear. Tasting the dryness of the grape pomace, and creaminess of the yeast, you can imagine the white limestone soils of the area around Sanlucar. At the first whiff, you notice chamomile flowers blended with the modesty and honesty so characteristic of the Blanco family and the wines they produce. Their love and understanding of the secrets of these lands is the key for this winery to produce delicate wines with such a complexity. Subtle hints of honey, thyme, scrub-brush, pumpkin jam, pine resin, bitter almonds, and a suggestion of citric fruits, are all noticeable as you savour this unique wine.
Cep mushroom carpaccio / King prawns / Calamari in squid ink sauce
- Soil:Limestone / Albariza
- Optimum serving temperature:Between 8ºC and 10ºC
- Decanting:Decanting isn't required
The history of Bodega Callejuela dates back to around 1980, when Francisco Blanco Martínez, descended from vine growers and having 20 years of experience in the wine world, began producing artisan grape juice to sell to other wineries and small quantities of wine for personal consumption. Francisco, father of the current managers, started at that time to buy vineyards in the Marco de Jerez region. In 1997, they moved to Pago del Hornillo, one of Sanlúcar's highest areas, a...