Delivery time approx. 8 working days
- Order number: 1188
Used and freshly emptied by Oloroso Sherry Pipe, best for maturing Whisky, Beerbrand as well as Korn etc.
From May to September we do transport temperature-sensitive sherry barrels. This is because we transport the barrels unsulphurised from Spain. At high temperatures this leads to esterification (vinegar formation) and the valuable barrels become unusable. Possibly there is the possibility of a chargeable refrigerated transport. If you are interested, please send us an email. The demand for sherry barrels is very high, please place your orders in the warm months of the year and we will deliver them to you in the cool season.
Nice sweetness, full body flavour!
Made out of American White Oak.
Dimensions 500 l ca.:
Height: 130 cm
Ø Belly: 87 cm
Ø Head: 69 cm
Based on the specific manufacturing method the Sherry develops a flavour rich of almonds and yeast, occasionally also reminding of hazelnut and walnut which is exclusively peculiar for this wine.
The most characteristic for Sherries is that they are firstly produced from a dry white wine. This wine is treated with brandy after the agitation being completed and thus increased from originally 11 to 12 to 15 to 19.9 alcohol percentage. After that it ripens in unclosed 500 l wood barrels. In order to sweet the Sherries Muscatel or Pedro Ximenez wines will be added before the filling. The grapes of this varietal are not immediately pressed after the harvest but first dried. The juice of these grapes is very concentrated and the yeast does not turn all sugar into alcohol. During the Sherry manufacturing process exclusively Palomino, Moscatel and Pedro Ximenez can be used, other grape varieties are only cultivated for table wine and ordinary table wine production in the province of Cádiz. Sherry is blended from wines of different years during its barrel ripening process. Oloroso is produced without bloom layer by oxidation and is darker and stronger in its flavour and in principle rather dry, with amber until mahogany colour and a nice nut flavour (oloroso). The alcohol level of an Oloroso amounts to 17 to 20 % vol.
Barrel will be deliverd with a wooden or silicon bung.
Used wooden barrels: Notches in the wood or, in certain circumstances, an uneven base, do not constitute a quality defect, but stem from the idiosyncrasies of the production method and the prior use of the barrels. The usage of the barrel will not be affected by those! The barrels are very carefully checked by us at the exit control against sensor and technical errors. We assume no liability for cracks or splits that occur during maturation. A possible and a reasonable repair is not under guarantee.
Pictures are examples, colour variations are possible