Probably the most famous Sweet Sherry in the world. Canasta is sweet oloroso sherry made by palomino & pedro ximenez grapes.
- Type of grape: Palomino and Pedro Ximénez
- Vineyards: Jerez Superior. Pago Balbaína and Carrascal
- Alcohol content: 19.5 % Alc. /Vol.
- Type of grape: Sherry. Sweet Oloroso or Cream Sherry
- Sugar content: 132 gr./l
Production: Bud musts. Controlled fermentation. Fortified at 19.5º. An elegant blend of Palomino and Pedro Ximénez before entering the Criaderas y Soleras system for physical-chemical ageing through oxidation in oak casks. Aged for at least six years. A unique sweet oloroso or “cream”.
Tasting notes: Sweet oloroso. Mahogany colour and aromas of dried nuts with a hint of raisins and brown sugar. Smooth, velvety palate with warm alcohol flavours and a persistent aftertaste.
Suggestions for consumption: It can be consumed very cold by itself and with desserts, or on ice as a refreshing drink.
Definition: In EEC terms, Quality Liquor Wine Produced in a Specific Region, (VLCPRD, CE Nº 479/2008 Del Consejo de 29 de Abril de 2008); in Spain, fortified, aged liquor wine with the Quality Demarcation Jerez – Xérès – Sherry. Sweet Oloroso or “Cream”.