Cards of Wine

Sweet Sherry (Spain)

Sherry

Sherry is a fortified white wine made in Andalusia, Southern Spain.

Serving Temperature Sweet Sherry

10-12°C (50-53°F) Cream/Medium
12-14°C (53-57°F) Pedro Ximénez
12-14°C (53-57°F) Moscatel

Sweet Sherry Styles

Sweet Sherry comes in 3 styles:

StyleGrapeColor
Cream/MediumPalomino Mixed
Pedro Ximénez (PX)Pedro Ximénez
Moscatel Moscatel de Alejandria

Typical Flavors

Lemon Zest
Lemon
Zest
Orange Zest
Citrus
Floral
Floral
Apricot
Apricot
Dried Figs
Dried Figs
Raisins
Raisins
Dried Fruit
Dried Fruit
Nuts
Nuts
Honey
Honey
Aromatic Herbs
Aromatic Herbs
Coffee
Coffee
Licorice
Licorice
Tobacco
Tobacco
Cinnamon
Cinnamon
Coconut
Coconut
Vanilla
Vanilla

Typical flavors of Sweet Sherry wines are: Dry Fruit. Citrus. Floral. Honey. Herbal. Pine. Licorice. Coffee. Spices. Coconut and Oak added Scents.

Food Pairing Cream/Medium Sherry

Aperitif
Aperitif
Paté
Paté
Pastry
Pastry
Cheese
Mature
Cheese

Sherry Cream/Medium can be an aperitif served with ice and it is a good match with Paté. Foie Gras. Mature Cheese (Gouda. Comté. Gruyère. Manchego). Fruit Salads. Pastry and Fruit Pies. Coffee after Dinner.

Food Pairing Pedro Ximénez (PX) Sherry

Paté
Paté
Pastry
Pastry
Chocolate
Dark
Chocolate
Cheese
Blue
Cheese

Sherry Pedro Ximénez (PX) is a good match with Paté. Foie Gras. Pastry and Fruit Pies. Cheesecakes. Christmas Pudding. Chocolate Desserts. Crepes. Strawberries and Vanilla Ice Cream. Brownies. Caramel Ice Cream. Pungent Blue Cheese.

Food Pairing Moscatel Sherry

Fruit
Fruit
Biscuits
Biscuits
Pastry
Pastry
Chocolate
Dark
Chocolate

Sherry Moscatel is a good match with Fruit Salads. Candied Fruit. Citrusy Pastry and Fruit Pies. Lemon Biscuits. Lemon Cheesecakes. Ice Cream (Vanilla). Chocolate Desserts. Brownies. Dark Chocolate.

About Sherry

Sherry is a fortified white wine from the region of Jerez in Andalusia, Southern Spain: one of the most southerly winegrowing regions in Europe (latitude 36º North).

Jerez de la Frontera, Sanlucar de Barrameda and El Puerto de Santa Maria mark the three corners of the famous "Sherry Triangle".

The sea breeze, the proximity to the Atlantic Ocean, the hot and dry climate, the 3 soils (Albariza, Barros, Arenas), the typical grapes (Palomino, Pedro Ximénez, Moscatel) and biological aging are the secrets to make Sherry.

Albariza soil covers 90% of the Jerez Sherry vineyards.

In spite of the hot and dry climate, in the DO Sherry it is not permitted irrigation.

The special chalky soil stores the winter rainfall and distributes the moisture to the vines during the dry season. Also the sea winds bring moist to the vines.

Andalusia

Andalucia

Andalucia is best known for Sherry.

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