D.O. Jerez-Xérès-Sherry (Andalusia)
Williams Colección de Añadas Fino en Rama 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 Jérez 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.
Williams Colección de Añadas Fino en Rama is a fino wine made with Palomino from vineyards of the farms Pago Añina and Pago Carrascal. The vineyards are between 20 and 60 years old and they 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 17-22°C. Then, they are fortified to 15.5% vol. alc. The ageing is static, under the yeast cap, for 7 years in 600-litre American oak barrels.