What is the fortified wine?
Generous wine is a type of wine that has as a particularity a higher alcohol content than other wines, being located between 15º and 23º.
In addition, these wines usually have a completely different production process than red, white or sparkling wines.
Where is fortified wine produced?
Currently in Spain, fortified wine is produced in various parts of the country, but it is usually identified with the wines of Andalusia.
Within the wines produced in Spain, fortified wine is produced in various parts of the country, but it is usually identified with the wines of Andalusia.
Within the fortified wines we find two versions, the sweet fortified wine and the dry fortified wine and both pair perfectly with desserts, especially with chocolate, fruit and nuts.
The aging of fortified wines
According to the aging we can find:
- Fine fortified wines, which evolve through biological aging and their alcohol content is between 15 and 16º
- Oldoroso fortified wines, with chemical or oxidation aging and a higher alcohol content - between 18 and 19º -
- Amontillado fortified wines, with a similar ageing process to the oloroso wines, but with a higher alcohol content, up to 23º
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