Notes from José Pastor Selections:
"To revive tradition and fully express the unique terroir of Jerez are the goals of Ramiro Ibáñez, the talented mind behind Cota 45. This visionary is one of the most knowledgeable winemakers in Jerez, the storied region in southern Spain. Ramiro, a Sanlúcar native, graduated with a degree in enology and spent three years working around the world before receiving a dream job offer to return home in 2009. Since then, Ramiro has been consulting for different bodegas, and in 2012 he was able to start his own project, Cota 45. A few years later, he built a small bodega for this project in a former boat repair shop overlooking the Guadalquivir river. He lovingly refers to his bodega as his “albarizatorio,” or a lab for unearthing the best that this legendary, white-chalk soil has to offer. The name is a reference to 45 meters above sea level, the point where he believes the best albariza soils can be found. He is an advocate for the preservation of history, a student of the soil, and is passionate about producing wine that truly reflects the distinctive terroir of this extraordinary region.
UBE Carrascal A field blend of Palomino Fino, Palomino Jerez and Palomino Pelusón from a single vineyard called “Viña Las Vegas” planted in 1903 on Albarizas de Lentejuelas in the Pago de Carracal (Sanlúcar) at 55 meters elevation facing west towards the Atlantic Ocean. Released around 2 years after harvest, this Pago and type of chalk usually produces wines of distinctive elegance and finesse."