Jerez, European Wine City 2014

Jerez del la Frontera is located in the province of Cádiz, in the autonomous community of Andalusia, southern Spain. It’s mountainous landscape and sea coast have made this large municipality boasts of fertile soil perfect for agriculture. From the fertile plains to the dry lands, Jerez also has feature places of interest such as the lagoons of Las Canteras and El Tejon.

Jerez de la Frontera is the largest municipality in the province of Cádiz, and has become the transportation and communications hub of the province.

It also boasts of mutilple tourist attractions such as the Moslem Fortress, Saint James” and Saint Michael’s churches, the Royal School of Equestrian Art, where the marvellous Carthusian horses, a unique Spanish-Arabic breed, can be admired, or the cellars where the famous Jerez wines are produced. It is also home the Racing Circuit, where international motorcycling and motor racing competitions taken place.

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Thanks to Jerez’s strengths in tourism, wine tourism specially, the European Network has given it’s candidacy as the “European city of Wine” for 2014.
Jerez de la Frontera is world known for its sherry, wine made from white geapes. This particular sherry is made in a variety of different styles and grapes, “Palomino” being a favourite.
A wide range of white and light table wines such as Manzanilla and Fino are withing the most popular. Then we have darker and heavier wines (that have been allowed to oxidise as they age in barrel) such as Amontillado and Oloroso.

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However, what Jerez is most famous for, a true Magnethi favourite, is the sweet dessert wine Pedro Ximenez (Moscatel grapes). This sweet wine has a beautiful strong golden red color, an exquisite smoothness in flavor with a gentle kick of the great Pedro Ximenez. If you have not already, we highly recommend you to try it!

 

General information

Touristic zones: Costa de la Luz (Cádiz), Jerez de la Frontera
Province: Cádiz
Name for people: Jerezanos

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