In 1835, 23 year-old Manuel Maria Gonzalez Angel reached Jerez prepared to forge his way in the prosperous and thriving sherry business. Encouraged by the continuous development of sherry exports, that year he acquired a small cellar and began to prepare and export his own wine. Shortly after, due to the growing success of his company, Manuel decided to form a partnership with Mr Robert Blake Byass, his agent in England, which gave rise 35 years after foundation and many name changes, to the Gonzalez Byass Company. He was lucky to receive wise counsel from his uncle, D. Jose Angel de la Pena, who was later to be immortalized as the world famous Tio Pepe.
Fresh and bright, with notes of lemons and green olives, as well as a gentle saline touch and just hints of yeast. Quite fruity, mainly apples. Almonds. Dried flowers. The softest medicinal touch as well (iodine). The palate is medium dry and medium bodied. Quite rounded. Still quite fruity: some zesty grapefruit, juicy lemon and apple. A moderately saline note towards the end, ending in a salty / bitter finale.