Founded in 1927 by Antonio José Robles, and now run by Francisco, his grandson, Bodegas Robles produce a delicious range of sherry-style wines using the same ‘solera’ method used in Jerez. All the wines, ranging from the elegant and bone dry Fino to the luscious nectar-like sweet PX are made using the Pedro Ximenez grape grown on the local white soil ‘Albarizo’.
Vineyard size 32 hectares. Organic since 1999.
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Pale Cream ‘Piedra Luenga’, Bodegas Robles
Pale Cream is usually barrel-aged for three years – but not this example; the producers wanted the grape flavours to show through in a gentle and aromatic manner. The result is a pale gold and well balanced sherry-style wine that’s fragrant, well balanced and slightly sweet. There are good, ripe fruit flavours and a pleasantly gentle finish. Serve chilled but not icy and drink within a week of opening. Perfect with ham, cheese, nuts, olives or pâtés.