The company Emilio Lustau was established in 1896 and was initially a small family concern until the founder’s son-in-law placed it on a business footing. The firm is perhaps best known as pioneering the Almacenista system, whereby individual dry sherries are produced from small private holdings. These are bottled under Lustas’s name but with the individual bodega’s name on the label as well. Today they are amongst the most sought-out Sherries in the region.
Lustau is the only winery that produces wines in each of the three cities in the Sherry triangle: Jerez de la Frontera, El Puerto de Santa María and Sanlúcar de Barrameda. In the year 2000, Lustau acquired six 19th century bodega buildings in the centre of Jerez. These picturesque buildings were restored to their original glory and today house the principal ageing bodegas of Lustau, which heads the Luis Caballero Group’s Sherry Division.
This Palo Cortado Peninsula is aged in American oak casks in the traditional “Solera y Criaderas” in the Lustau bodegas in Jerez de la Frontera. This exceptional sherry brings together the finesse and delicacy of an Amontillado with the richness and body of an Oloroso. An extremely versatile wine. Light amber in colour. It is nutty and dry with nuances of vanilla, mocha and dark chocolate. Dry and very concentrated, this wine has a long and elegant finish.
Serve slightly chilled, between 13 – 14 ºC (55 – 57 ºF) in a white wine glass with cheese or ibérico ham. Ideal with consommés, cold cuts, foie-gras and well-seasoned dishes.