The Kosher version of the non-vintage Gonzalez Byass Tio Pepe is made entirely differently from the standard Tio Pepe. The entire process of production, from the reception of the grapes (from vineyards owned by Gonzalez Byass), the pressing, the vinification, including its passage through the stages of the Solera system, up to the bottling itself, is performed under the charge of the group of rabbis (Shomer Shabbat), supervised and assisted at all times by personnel of the winery, in accordance with the talmudic laws. Not only the wine, but also the yeasts that are utilized are different, and, since they must be kosher products, are supplied by the specialist company "Kosher Wines."
Organoleptically, there are slight differences between Tio Pepe Kosher and regular Tio Pepe. The Kosher version comes from an exclusive Solera which is short and does not have much rotation. Therefore, the wine has more body. It is bright, pale golden in color with elegant and distinctive aromas of fresh bread and almond. The palate is full bodied, crisp, and very dry, with a long, complex finish.
Varietal Composition: 100% Palomino
Appellation: DO Jerez-Xérès-Sherry
Aging: 4 years in oak using the traditional Solera system (modified for Kosher production)