sweet bite with AMONTILLADO
Whether you prefer sherry or port, sweet or savoury, we’ve got you covered with fortifiedwine choices and matching nibbles that together create memorable holiday moments.
True amontillado is fino sherry that is allowed to age for years in the cask until the protective veil of yeasty flor that forms on the surface of the wine is all consumed. Then oxygen can reach the sherry, slowly turning it a dark amber colour and giving it all sorts of delectably dry, nutty qualities. With its tangy acidity, amontillado is a classic accompaniment to consommé, meat dishes (especially poultry and kidneys) and strong cheeses, harmonizing with the umami found in such foods. And yet it can play equally well with sweet cookies, especially when they share some of the walnut, dried fruit and orange-peel flavours that good-quality amontillado offers.