Fernando de Castilla

Fernando de Castilla

One of the most exceptional of the small, independent sherry houses, Rey Fernando de Castilla was revitalized in 1999 by Jan Pettersen, a Norwegian with a passion for top quality sherry and 15 years experience at Osborne. After taking over the cellars of the Sherry shipper José Bustamante, located next door to the main facilities of Fernando de Castilla, Jan quickly established this winery as masters of the production and ageing of fine, unblended, untreated Sherries. The bodega’s reputation is based on the excellence of the Antique range of intensely pure and complex single solera Sherries that undergo extended ageing times in the cellar (the Antique PX is a 30 year old system, while the Fino is 8 years) lending to their complexity and depth.

The vineyards and winery are located in Jerez, and all Sherries are estate bottled. There are never any pesticides or herbicides used in the vineyards.

Image PRODUCT Description Country / Region Region Materials

DB1726-NV
Amontillado Classic
NV
Palomino
An extraordinarily fine, complex and sophisticated drink. Beautiful shining amber colour, fascinatingly complex raisined, nutty, tangy nose... Read More
Spain Jerez

DB7536-NV
Solera Gran Reserva Unico Brandy Airen
Distilled from 100% Airén; aged 40 years in American oak (used Oloroso casks.)  
Spain Jerez

DB7538-NV
Solera Gran Reserva Brandy Airen
Distilled from 100% Airén; aged 15 years in American oak (used Oloroso and Amontillado casks.)  
Spain Jerez

DB0870-NV
91 WS
Manzanilla Classic Palomino
100% Palomino grown on the estate-owned limestone-based vineyard “Pago Balbaino.” Solera-aged for an average of 3 years. Winemaker's Notes... Read More
Spain Jerez

DB0872-NV
93 Wine Spectator
PX Classic Pedro Ximenez
The Classic PX from Fernando de Castilla is made with 100% Pedro Ximenez and from 14 year old average solera system. 
Spain Jerez

DB0874-NV
93 RP
Fino Antique Palomino
From an 8 year-old Solera system. Bottled unfiltered; double fortification is used instead of filtration -- the traditional method. An... Read More
Spain Jerez

DB0876-NV
95 RP
Oloroso Antique Palomino
From a 20+ year-old solera system, this is a richly complex Oloroso that is unfined, and not cold stabilized in order to preserve its... Read More
Spain Jerez

DB0877-NV
93 RP
Palo Cortado Antique Palomino
Palo Cortado is a sherry that is initially aged under flor to become a fino or Amontillado, but loses its flor and begins aging oxidatively... Read More
Spain Jerez

DB0878-NV
93 RP
PX Antique Pedro Ximenez
The NV Antique Pedro Ximenez is produced from dehydrated Pedro Ximenez grapes in a solera system, and represents half of the production of... Read More
Spain Jerez

DB1725-NV
Fino en Rama Palomino
Jan's Fino En Rama is roughly a 50:50 blend from the Classic Fino and the Antique Fino soleras, bottled "en rama" meaning raw (unfiltered... Read More
Spain Jerez

DB1727-NV
Oloroso Classic Palomino
From a 14+ year-old solera system, the main difference between this and the Oloroso Antique is the age of the solera, it also undergoes a... Read More
Spain Jerez

DB0875-NV
92 RP
Amontillado Antique
NV
Palomino
The Antique Amontillado comes from a very old Fino (8 yrs old) which is refortified from 15.5% to 18.0% ABV and introduced into a solera of... Read More
Spain Jerez