75cl * 18.5% ABV * Jerez, Spain
Bodegas Emilio Lustau was established in 1896 and was initially a small family business until the founder's son-in-law decided to make it just a tad more commercial. Today, Lustau owns six 19th-century bodega buildings in the center of Jerez. Lustau has been given numerous awards, ranging from Best Spanish Winery to Best Sherry Producer. There were two arches at the entrance to the winery at Plaza del Cubo, where this Amontillado was aged. Each one was dedicated to one of Emilio Lustau’s sons’ wives: Arco de Zuri (for Emilio Lustau Ruiz-Berdejo’s wife) and Trini (wife of José Luis Lustau Ruiz-Berdejo).
Aged for equal periods under “flor” and in contact with the oxygen, in Bodega Emperatriz Eugenia in Jerez de la Frontera. This dry Amontillado acquires a genuine, rich and nutty flavour through years of ageing. Amber in colour, with hazelnut aromas on the nose. Light, soft and round on the palate, with a long aftertaste.
Los Arcos is the best partner for artichokes and green asparagus. Pair it with tapas, matured cheeses, nuts or serve it with soups, mushroom risottos or spiced dishes. Serve at 13 – 14ºC.