Every spring for the last 12 years, the La Constancia winery in Spain selects its Tio Pepe en Rama wine.
This year, 82 butts have been chosen to epitomise, in a glass, the character and spirit of Tio Pepe.
This is a wine with 178 years of history behind it and its 12th release is a tribute to what its founder Manuel Maria Gonzalez called “constancy in industry and resistance to adversity”.
The albariza soil and flor have etched the Gonzalez Byass style into every bottle.
Under the shelter of La Constancia winery’s century-old cellars, the layer of flor managed to remain intact, healthy, robust and intense right through a rainy autumn and a hard, wet winter, imbuing Tio Pepe en Rama 2021 with ‘an incredibly delicate character’.
'Flor In Suspension'
Pale gold in colour, this wine is slightly cloudy because of the flor in suspension.
On the nose it is powerful and fragrant, displaying notes of chalk, talcum powder, iodine and salt in harmony with hints of nuts, chamomile, lemon, bread-making and fresh yeast. Complex on the palate, it is fresh, dry, brimming with flavour, salty and slightly bitter.
With an ABV of 15%, the intensity and depth of flavour of Tio Pepe en Rama 2021 make it a wine that is best drunk with food and is ideal to pair with fish, seafood, vegetables, cured meats, spicy food and rice dishes.