Xixarito Amontillado

A dry Amontillado with an average 15 years in the solera – a unique style resulting from the fusion of two types of aging – biological (from the sherry flor) and oxidative (exposed to air in the barrel).

Xixarito represents the second tier of wines from Bodegas Barón. An uber fashionable design led label is aimed at the more discerning and style conscious consumer or establishment.

The montage of images on the label depict events in the family’s history; these notes on the design are by Bodegas co-owner Juan Luis:

“Its design is a tribute to my grandfather’s nickname ‘Xixarito’ – it is like Chicharito (little pea) and is a reference to his bright green eyes. Each part of the label is a piece of life of my grandfather, the winery, the winery dog, my uncle Venenciando, my grandfather in disguise with my grandmother, the bull symbol, the flag of Sanlúcar, the sidecar motorcycle he had when he was young, the ship is that of Christopher Columbus. Egg with peas is the sun. There is also a story about an Elephant… but that’s for another time…”

A little obscure perhaps, but then so is the design!

Tasting Notes:

A deep amber colour with subtle and delicate aromas of hazelnut, herbs and spice. Its development on the palate is complex with the long aftertaste including nuts and wood.