Get to know: Diatomists Amontillado Sherry (37.5cl)
Aged for 12 years in a single barrel (bota). This is intense with aromas of dried apricots and toast. The palate is structured, bright and energetic with walnuts and salted caramel, without sweetness. The very dry finish is long and complex.
One of the few good pairings for artichokes but great with a range of vegetarian dishes as well as Iberico ham.
Once open, keep in the fridge and drink within 2 weeks.
Diatomists are part of a new wave of winemakersnwho are determined to put the soil and the fruit back in the spotlight in Jerez, producing wine that clearly reflects the vines’ terroir alongside the solera system in which it matured: wine that proves that whilst quality and consistency are achieved through the bodega, excellence is in the soil.
Their goal is to select, ship and share fresh white wine with abundant fruit, complimented either by the flor, in the case of biologically aged wines, or the bota, in our barrel-aged range.
Their Singular Bota range consists of carefully selected barrels from the cavernous bodegas in Jerez. They look for characterful barrel-aged wines which are balanced and harmonious: fruit and acidity, providing much needed freshness, alongside tertiary flavours. Selected from individual, numbered botas requiring extensive tastings, Their goal is to find the liquid that clearly reflects the grapes’ journey from soil to solera.