In February, we were very fortunate to have Xavier Vicente, Export Manager for Gonzalez Byass visit us in Auckland.
Gonzalez Byass is a family winery, founded in 1835, dedicated to making fine Sherries and Brandies in Jerez, Spain. Well-known brands such as Tio Pepe Fino Sherry or Lepanto Brandy de Jerez, or various jewels like Matusalem or Apostoles have made Gonzalez Byass one of Spain’s most recognised wine brands world-wide. Tradition, research and quality are the pillars of this winery which boasts nearly two centuries of experience.
Following the same tradition, Gonzalez Byass has, over the past 30 years, converted itself into a family of wineries, producing wine in some of Spain’s most famous wine producing regions.
As well as a range of Gonzalez Byass Sherries, Negociants NZ distributes a small selection of wines from Gonzalez Byass; Bodegas Beronia from Ollauri, La Rioja – Vilarnau Cava from Sant Sadurni d’Anoia, Barcelona - Finca Constancia from Otero, Toledo - Vinas del Vero from Somontano, Huesca.
In each of these regions, the Gonzalez Byass family strives to make the best possible quality wines respecting the local terroirs and traditions.
During Xavier’s visit to Auckland, Negociants staff along with a small number of trade guests and wine writers tasted the following wines:
Vilarnau Cava Brut NV
Vinas del Vero La Miranda de Secastilla Garnacha Blanca (White Grenache) 2013
Finca Constancia Parcela 23 Tempranillo 2013
Gonzalez Byass Alfonso Amontillado
Beronia Rioja Reserva 2010
Gonalez Byass Del Duque
Gonzalez Byass Matusalem
Lepanto Solera Gran Reserva Brandy
Click here to read Bob Campbell's article tasting Gonzalez Byass Sherries with Xavier Vicente.
Click the link below to read about the success of one of Gonzalez Byass's sherries - Tio Pepe