Hosted by Lustau & Aecovi
When discussing terroir in sherry, there are two separate aspects to consider. As with other wines, there is the terroir of the vineyard, where the grapes are grown. However, sherry is also heavily influenced by the terroir of the bodega, and its character can evolve differently depending upon the place where it is aged.
The three sherry towns of Jerez de la Frontera, Sanlúcar de Barrameda and El Puerto de Santa María all produce wines of distinctly different characters. Emilio Lustau is one of the only sherry firms to have bodegas in all three towns, and for this seminar, we’ll have Cristina Bilbao, Lustau’s export manager, here to present wines from each town, explaining the characteristics of each. In addition, we’ll have Cristina Recio here from Aecovi, a large cooperative of growers that sources wine from all over the sherry region, and she will also share her insights on how sherries differ from one place to another. We’ll compare the sherries of Lustau and Aecovi with those from several other producers to further illustrate the effect that place has on these wines.