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Sherry Bodega Visit: Bodegas Lustau

In September 2010 I visited several sherry bodegas. Here are pictures and a few notes from Bodegas Lustao. 

 

Lustau2_tn(Barrels in the Lustau bodega.)

Lustau vinegar2_tn
(The vinegar aging room smelled heavenly. I'd love to go back and just study vinegar.)

Lustau casks for jameson7_tn
(These new casks are being prepared for Jameson Irish whisky that is aged in ex-sherry casks. These casks were not part of the solera system- just the wine in them. They hold sherry that absorbs into the wood. The sherry is then distilled and not used for sherry.)


Lustao vinagre de jerez_tn

(At lunch afterward, we drank Lustao sherry and had Lustao Vinagre de Jerez on a few dishes.)

 

  • Albero soil used in bodegas is same as used in bullfighting rings
  • It took two and a half years to move the bodega from one place to another
  • Only company to have sherry aged in Jerez, Puerto, and Sanlucar
  • The vinegar solera smells delicious!
  • Brandy bodega smells like buttered popcorn
  • Casks for Jamesons made here with their oloroso 
  • Fino bodegas must have higher ceilings, cooler temps, more humid
  • Different vineyards produce grapes better for fino, amontillado, oloroso sherries 

 

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