Fernando de Castilla

  • Jerez, Spain
Rey 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 Producer PRODUCT Description Country / Region

DB0869-NV
Fernando de Castilla Fino Classic
NV
Palomino
100% Fine Palomino pressed and fermented in stainless steel. Spontaneous yeast fermentation, unfiltered, and ABV is increased to 15%....
Spain

DB0870-NV
WS:91
Fernando de Castilla Manzanilla Classic
NV
Palomino
100% Palomino grown on the estate-owned limestone-based vineyard. Solera-aged for an average of 3 years.
Spain

DB0872-NV
WS:93
Fernando de Castilla PX Classic
NV
Pedro Ximenez
100% Pedro Ximenez pressed in barrel. As the wine begins to ferment, it is then fortified until the ABV reaches 15%. Upon completion of...
Spain

DB0874-NV
WA:93
Fernando de Castilla Fino Antique
NV
Palomino
100% Palomino Fino pressed and fermented in stainless steel. Spontaneous yeast fermentation, unfiltered, and ABV is raised to 17%. Aged for...
Spain

DB0875-NV
WA:92-93 
Fernando de Castilla Amontillado Antique
NV
Palomino
100% Palomino Fino Aged on yeasts for 5 years and ABV is increased to 19%. Later subjected to oxidation and Solera Aged for 20 years.
Spain

DB0876-NV
WA:95
Fernando de Castilla Oloroso Antique
NV
Palomino
100% Palomino Fino pressed and fermented in stainless steel. Aged in barrel and raised to 20% ABV. Aged for 20 years solera style.  
Spain

DB0877-NV
WA:93
Fernando de Castilla Palo Cortado Antique
NV
Palomino
Initially aged under flor to but then loses it when exposed to oxygen. The wine is fortified to about 20%. Aged for about 20 years.
Spain

DB1089-NV
Fernando de Castilla PX Singular
NV
Pedro Ximenez
100% Pedro Ximénez The nine barrels that Fernando de Castilla purchased of this rare Pedro Ximenez are from a historic bodega in Jerez that...
Spain

DB1726-NV
Fernando de Castilla Amontillado Classic
NV
Palomino
100% Fine Palomino. Aged under flor and later oxidized. Solera aged American oak casks for eight years.
Spain

DB1727-NV
Fernando de Castilla Oloroso Classic
NV
Palomino
100% Palomino Fino. Grapes are pressed and fermented in stainless steel and raised to 20% ABV. Undergoes oxidative aging in the traditional...
Spain

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