Bodega César Florido was founded in 1887 and is currently maintained by César Florido, a fifth generation descendant of the founder. The winery is the oldest wine cellar in Chipiona, located about eight kilometers from Sanlúcar de Barrameda on the road leading to Rota. César Florido is one of only two wine cellars in Chipiona that still operate outside of the cooperative. While technically outside the D.O.’s Zona de Crianza, Chipiona produces some of the area’s most unusual wines, which are what true César fans are looking for.
Fino Cruz del Mar is made exclusively from Palomino grapes grown by the Cesar family in the Balbaina and Miraflores Pagos. Once harvested, the grapes are crushed and alcoholic fermented in traditional cement vats that naturally regulate temperature. After fortification up to 15%, Fino Cruz del Mar spends three years of biological aging under a continuous veil of flor in very old barrels in a wine cellar located just 50 meters from the Atlantic Ocean.
Its aromas are reminiscent of old wood and dried fruit. The palate is light but leaves warm, tangy, delicious memories with a final salty touch reminiscent of chamomile.
Serving temperature: 7 – 9°C.
It pairs perfectly with numerous dishes during a meal.