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
From an 8 year-old solera system. Bottled unfiltered; double fortification is used instead of filtration (the traditional method). An... Read More
Spain

DB0870-NV
WS:91
Fernando de Castilla Manzanilla Classic
NV
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

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

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

DB0875-NV
Fernando de Castilla 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

DB0876-NV
WA:95
Fernando de Castilla Oloroso Antique
NV
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

DB0877-NV
WA:93
Fernando de Castilla Palo Cortado Antique
NV
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

DB1089-NV
Fernando de Castilla PX Singular
NV
Pedro Ximenez
BY SPECIAL ORDER The nine barrels that Fernando de Castilla purchased of this rare Pedro Ximenez are from a historic bodega in... Read More
Spain

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

DB1727-NV
Fernando de Castilla Oloroso Classic
NV
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

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