Founded in 1835 by Manuel Maria González, Gonzalez Byass sherries are produced from their bodega in Jerez, Spain, where unique, chalky vineyard soils retain moisture to help vines thrive during long, hot summers. Part of the González Byass Very Rare Solera range, Gonzalez Byass Noé is produced from 100% Pedro Ximénez grapes. Although a white grape, they're treated slightly differently as it is destined for sweet wines. The grapes are collected from the vine slightly later and they are then sun dried in a process called ‘soleo’ when the grapes bunches are laid out on esparto mats in the vineyard for up to two weeks. During this time the grape loses about 40% of its volume due to evaporation of water which causes concentration of sugars. The wine remains in cask for an average of 30 years in American oak casks following the traditional Solera system. Residual sugar: more than 400g/l. Suitable for vegans. Bottled at 15.5%. (Bottle size 750ml)
Nose: Aromas of mature fruit such as figs, coffee and spice.
Palate: Sweet and silky with a surprising freshness.
Finish: A wine that lasts forever.