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.
Oxidative aging (absence of fleur cover and therefore direct contact with oxygen) according to the traditional DDOO solera and criadera systems, in American oak barrels of less than 1000 liters. This Moscatel is obtained through the Pasil process, which consists in hanging the grapes in the sun to dry for two or three weeks, then crushing and partially fermenting, and up to 15º of alcohol is added to the resulting must. The result is wine aged in wood.
It is a dense, glyceride wine, boldly staining the glass walls. It has all the tones of mahogany, clean and very bright. On the nose it is perfumed with an elegant aroma of muscat and raisins. Details appear to dried fruits like figs. In the background we can find nuances of jasmine and tuberose.
The palate confirms its density, although it does not become pasty, with a powerful, tasty sweetness. The correct acidity facilitates its passage and makes it not cloying in the sea.
It is the appropriate wine for desserts and snacks. It goes well with pestiños and all those pastas made with orange blossom water. Ideal to be drizzled over a glass of vanilla ice cream.