The Gutierrez Colosia Bodeags are heirs to a long viticulture and wine producing tradition with the first Bodega being built in 1838 along the mouth of the river Guadalete. The dry winds regulate the surrounding moisture level thus maintaining optimum conditions for their wines to age. Quality is guaranteed by careful aging through a process known as “criaderas y soleras”. (solera systems)
The Bodega was constructed in a ‘Nave Cathedral’ style – these buildings have significant height and numerous arcs which allows for better exposure of the wines to the unique riverside climate. The location allows for the perfect humidity level needed for the biological aging of Flor in Fino Sherry.
El Puerto de Santa Maria, Jerez de la Frontera and Sanlucar de Barrameda are the corner points of a geographical triangle which limit sherry production in the county, known as “el Marco”. Now, the sherry county spreads over 10 550 hectares, with the first vines originally being planted back in 1100BC.