In 2016, Argüeso was acquired by Bodegas Yuste, with a view to increasing the reputation of the wines. They have invested heavily in Argueso, including the employment of their own team of in-house coopers who have been tasked with repairing and upgrading all the barrels within the company as it returns to its former glory.
The 1822 range is a completely new venture from Argueso, using older material and more contemporary packaging than before .
The grapes are grown on old vines around both Sanlucar on the coast and Jerez, a little inland.
The wine is fortified and aged as a Fino first (under flor) followed by oxidative ageing in the oak barrels of the solera. This wine is a blend of barrels from the 1st and 3rd Criadera of the atmospheric Los Angeles warehouse in the Barrio Alto of Sanlucar. The average age of the material used is approximately 25 years.
Tasting Note: Beautifully balanced dry sherry with complex notes of dried orange, fresh tea and hazelnut with exotic spices and an elegant, tangy, slightly salty finish.
Food Match: Ideal with grilled mushrooms and chicken pate.
Closure: Natural Cork