Dark amber in color with mahogany shades. It has beautiful rich aromas of raisins, figs and oak wood. Soft and elegant on the palate.
Lepanto is produced from Palomino grapes grown in the Gonzalez Byass vineyards located in the best areas of Jerez. Grapes are picked early to obtain high acidity and an alcoholic level between 10-12%vol. The wines are distilled in two 25 hectolitre alembic pot stills of the Charentais type. The spirit is twice distilled, a process that lasts 10 hours, requiring constant attention and great expertise to ensure that the “holandas” acquire the perfect characteristics and quality required for Lepanto. Lepanto’s quality is best appreciated when served in a balloon brandy glass at room temperature. Satisfyingly complex and dry, it is ideal at the end of a good meal or whenever the occasion calls for the unhurried enjoyment of a first class drink.
Lepanto PX spends its first 12 years ageing in oak casks previously used for Tio Pepe™ Fino Sherry, followed by 3 years in casks previously used for ageing sweet Pedro Ximenez.