Dry wine aged in American oak barrels under flor yeast and later oxidative ageing.
20 % vol.
Grape variety: 100% Palomino.
The Palo Cortado is a legendary wine.
Its name derives from one of the most common practices in the bodega; the chalk marking of the butts to record their development. In fact Palo Cortado refers to the cross mark made by the cellar master when finding a butt with unusual organoleptic characteristics. This typically means a butt with a stronger body, which indicates a different evolution for a wine.
Therefore, the Palo Cortado El Maestro Sierra is a fortified wine of varied making and ageing. Its beginnings are those of a Fino, which will develop under the flor yeast. But its end is that of an oxidative ageing Oloroso. The result is a wine of a bright mahogany colour, clear, with bronze tonalities. It shows the delicate and elegant aromas of an old amontillado, and at the same time the roundness of an Oloroso.
To the senses: big, long, balanced and elegant.
For El Maestro, it goes with… game meats.