To watch the discussion of the selections, please watch the video: Tio Pepe Palmas Collection Discussion
February 25th – Every year since 2010, famed Sherry producer González Byass, based in Jerez, Spain, has invited a renowned wine professional from around the world to help select the current year’s “saca” for the Tío Pepe Palmas Collection.
This year marks the 10th anniversary of the experience and was celebrated in a virtual tasting featuring past tastemakers, sampling ten back vintages of the specially selected Las Palmas Sherries. The group finished the tasting with the 2020 edition of the Las Palmas Collection, selected by Ferrán Centelles, leading Spanish sommelier, author and journalist. The Palmas 2020 Collection was released in December 2020 in Spain and is debuting in the United States this month.
Master Blender Antonio Flores, IWC Fortified Winemaker of the Year 2016, has been joined over the last decade by some of the most eminent wine professionals in the world. He says, “The Palmas Collection is the essence of Tío Pepe and a demonstration of how excellent fino evolves. The solera system allows us to see, via the Tío Pepe Palmas wines, the small variations that accumulate in the wines, and the nuanced differences in the way the Una Palma evolves to become unique personalities by the time these wines reach the Tres and Cuatro Palmas stages.”
Gonzalez Byass Vice Chairman and 5th generation family member, Pedro Rebuelta, describes the Tío Pepe Palmas Collection as “defined by two important factors: quality and the selection. The quality is the work of our master blender but the selection is down to the expertise and high standards that the wonderful wine professionals and connoisseurs have used each year in their selection.”
The Una, Dos, Tres and Cuatro Palmas wines have become respected and revered around the world for their outstanding results in the most famous competitions. Respected critics are now familiar with the finesse and outstanding quality of these wines that have gained a place on the wine lists of some of the world’s best restaurants.
The 2020 Tío Pepe Palmas Collection is imported by González Byass USA and available in select locations, priced from $36.99 for the Una Palma, $43.99 for the Dos Palmas, $78.99 for the Tres Palmas and $107.99 for the Cuatro Palmas.
For more information, please contact Donna White at [email protected].
About González Byass USA
González Byass USA is a Chicago-based importer for a strategically selected portfolio of fine wine and spirit brands from around the world including Spain, Chile, Italy and Austria. González Byass USA is the US subsidiary of González Byass headquartered in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain. González Byass is a family-owned, collection of wineries founded in 1835 which spans Spain’s most important wine-producing regions. Today the fifth generation of the family are the custodians of many exceptional brands having built the company into a family of wineries that produces wine in some of Spain’s most famous regions; Bodegas Beronia (Rioja and Rueda), Dominio Fournier (Ribera del Duero), Cavas Vilarnau (Cava), Finca Constancia (Vino de la Tierra de Castilla), Finca Moncloa (Vino de la Tierra de Cádiz), Viñas del Vero (Somontano) and Pazos de Lusco (Rías Baixas). In each of these regions the family strives to make the best possible quality wines respecting the local terroir and the environment. At the same time the company has also expanded its interests further in the premium spirits business and has created pioneering brands such as The London No.1 and Nomad Outland Whisky to complement the Spanish brandies in the portfolio Soberano and Lepanto. In recent years, the family has expanded outside of Spain purchasing the quality vineyards of Viñedos Veramonte in Chile. Organically farmed vineyards producing cool climate wines from Casablanca and complex reds from Apalta.
González Byass USA also represents a number of international wineries in the US market including from Austria Domäne Wachau, and from Italy Pranza, Caldora, Cantine Cellaro, Vesevo, Vigneti Del Salento and Tenute Rossetti. In addition, Harveys Bristol Cream and Fundador Brandy de Jerez and El Recuerdo and Señorio mezcals were recently added to the portfolio, as well as Mexican brandies from Pedro Domecq: Presidente and Don Pedro.
For further information, please visit: www.GonzalezByassUSA.com.