Rich, walnut, almond, green apple and textured
Having been established more than 180 years ago, Bodegas el Maestro is still family owned. It still stands in the same location where it began with many of the features still untouched, from the albero floors to the barrels with wine from 1860. Labour is still done mostly by hand, including trasiego. This is the transition of wine from each solera. Produced in American oak barrel under Flor. The Palomino must is fortified up to 15% alcohol, helping the “velo de flor” (flor yeast layer) develop. This natural layer of yeast will slowly grow until it covers the whole surface of the wine; avoiding the wine having contact with oxygen. The flor is formed from a very particular yeast that throughout the centuries has evolved to survive due to the oxygen and nutrients in the wine. The biological ageing of the Fino wine will last for about four years in American oak butts of 500 litres through the traditional system of criaderas and soleras, then finally it gets to the bottling of the wine.