Sherry 1858 Christie's & Domecq's
Presumed 1858, Tres Cortados, 250th Anniversary bottle
Provenance: Private purchase, 7/1/1999
This sherry has been personally selected by Jose Ignacio Domecq to celebrate the 250th Anniversary of the two companies. It has been created by the careful blending of rare old wines which have been aged in Domecq's solera in Jerez for over 50 years. Because only small quantities of these older wines are now available, this special bottling is limited to 6000 bottles.
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|Vintage text||Presumed 1858|
|Age||50 year old|
Well before the Roman conquest some 2,200 years ago, the area around Cadiz, Spain already boasted a flourishing grape-growing and winemaking tradition. Canaanites, who founded the city around 900 b.c., brought vines and the winemaking trade with them. Greeks added to this knowledge and during Rome’s rule from about 200 b.c. to 100 a.d., Cadiz’s wine industry transformed from a local industry to a phenomenon throughout the known world. Vintages from the area around southern Spain soon were being shipped throughout the Empire. The drink that would become the sherry we know today was a favorite among the Roman elite.