A winery or large winery building where wines are matured and stored; a wine cellar; a small wine shop.
Sparkling wine made by the methode champenoise technique as in Champagne; a winery which makes sparkling wines.
The regulatory agency which governs each denominacion de origen and promotes the wines of that region.
Vintage; harvest. Cosecha 1992, etc.
Wine aged in accordance with the regulations set by the consejo regulador (regulatory council) for each denominacion de origen.
Denomination of Origin. Guarantee of origin.
Produced, matured by.
Yeast which grows on the surface of fine sherries.
Sherry. Jerez de la Frontera, the main town of the Sherry district.
Reserve wines. Can only carry this designation if certain aging requirements are met.
Dry. (Blanco Seco = Dry White)
A complicated network of barrels used to make Sherry, Montilla, Condados, and other fortified wines.
The whole process of bringing in the grapes to be made into wine. The vintage.
Must come from a DO or DE. Only wine made from the free-run or lightly pressed juice of ripe healthy grapes, which has undergone a temperature controlled fermentation, qualifies.
Wines of a particular vintage year. In special cases, if the purpose is to improve the quality of the wine, a maximum of 15% of wine of a previous year may be added.
Special aged dry or sweet wines of higher alcoholic strength than table wines. From the Latin term for excellence. Sherries are vinos generosos.