Delivery time approx. 8 working days (within Germany)
- Order number: 2477.1
Used and freshly emptied by Oloroso Sherry Pipe, best for maturing Whisky, Beerbrand as well as Korn etc.
Nice sweetness, full body flavour!
The barrels were used for around 30 years. The staves of the freshly emptied barrels are still saturated with the unfiltered sherry.
Made out of American White Oak.
Barrels according to availability: natural or black
Staven lenght: 95 cm
Ø Belly: 70 cm
Ø Head: 50 cm
By default, the barrels are equipped with a silicone bung.
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.
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