D.O. Jerez-Xérès-Sherry (Andalusia)
Dry Sack Medium is a generoso wine produced by Bodegas Williams & Humbert in Jerez de la Frontera (Cádiz) within D.O.Jerez-Xérès-Sherry.
The history of the Bodegas Williams & Humbert wineries started almost 130 years ago. It was founded in 1877 by Sir. Alexander Williams and Arthur Humbert. They were involved in the creation of the Jerez-Xérès-Brandy Denomination of Origin, and to this day, the winery is recognised as one of the most prestigious producers in the world.
The Bodegas Williams & Humbert wineries are located in the triangle formed by Jerez de la Frontera, El Puerto de Santa María and Sanlúcar de Barrameda. This triangle is characterised by a peculiar microclimate, made up of the rivers Guadalquivir and Guadalete, called ‘the Mesopotamian valley’ of western Andalusia.
Currently, Williams & Humbert is the largest winery in Europe, and its distributor, Sovisur, distributes all its products together with wines from other denominations such as Rioja, Ribera del Duero, Rueda or Rías Baixas.
Dry Sack Medium is a wine made with Palomino and Pedro Ximénez from vineyards located in the farms Balbaína and Carrascal. They are between 20 and 60 years old and are planted on the typical ‘albariza’, white calcareous soils.
After the manual harvest, with a grape selection in the vineyard, the light pressings are selected and fermented at 28°C. Then, they are fortified to 19.5% vol. alc. Once the Palomino and Pedro Ximénez, which have remained static (sobretablas), have been mixed, the wine is aged for at least 6 years with the ‘criaderas’ and ‘soleras’ system. The sugar content is of 28gr/l.