Bodegas Yuste

Conde de Aldama Amontillado Jerez

Region: Spain - Andulucia

Bodegas Yuste

Sanlúcar native Francisco (Paco) Yuste has been a true lover of Manzanilla his entire life.

In 1991, after building a successful beverage distributorship in the provinces of Cádiz and Córdoba, he purchased the historic Bodega Santa Ana in Sanlúcar’s Barrio Bajo. The purchase included a centenarian “solera” and Paco began operation as an “almacenista.”

In 2001 he added Bodega Los Ángeles in the Barrio Alto, restoring it to Manzanilla production and using it to refresh his “criaderas” at Santa Ana. Bodega Miraflores, founded in 1956, was acquired in 2010 to serve as production base. The acquisition of the classic Aurora brand in 2015 was followed in 2016 by the purchase of Herederos de Argüeso with its famous Manzanilla, San León.

The Wine

Vineyard Profile

Vineyards in D.O. Jerez-Xérès-Sherry.

  • Soil: Chalky white Albariza
Harvest Notes

When this magnificent wine was acquired in 1927 it was already a top quality amontillado and one of the oldest aged wines in the Marco de Jerez, from the pre-phylloxera soleras of Conde De Aldama.

  • Manzanilla origin
  • Biological aging
  • Subsequent oxidative aging for decades
  • Over 100 years old
Winemaker's Notes

Bright dark amber color. High aromatic intensity, nearly a perfume. On the palate, concentration with saline notes, telling a different story with each sip. The enveloping and elegant complexity that a generous and complete wine can reach. Iodized, floral and nutty nuances combine in a balanced sherry that only Sanlúcar can offer. Eternal persistence.

Wine Summary

Monovarietal Palomino (Listán Blanco); alcohol: 22%; originally from vineyards in D.O. Jerez-Xérès-Sherry; biological aging, then oxidative aging for decades; over 100 years old; this magnificent wine was acquired in 1927 and was already a top quality amontillado and one of the oldest aged wines in the Marco de Jerez, from the pre-phylloxera soleras of Conde De Aldama.

Technical Information
  • Monovarietal Palomino (Listán Blanco)
  • Alcohol: 22%

General Info

COUNTRY SPAIN
REGION ANDALUCIA
APPELLATION D.O. Manzanilla de Sanlucar de Barrameda
PROPRIETORS Francisco (Paco) Yuste
FOUNDED 1991
WINEMAKER Francisco (Paco) Yuste