Sanchez Romate Regente Palo Cortado Sherry is an unusual style of Sherry. It is a Sherry that is initially aged under Flor and is destined to become a Fino or Amontillado Sherry. However, somtimes the Flor disappears and the Sherry begins to age oxidatively, so they often have some of the dryness and crispness of Fino and the richness of Oloroso. Juan Sánchez de la Torre founded the company in 1781 in Jerez to produce fine wines. Two hundred twenty five years later Sánchez Romate is one of the oldest bodegas in Spain and one of the few that remains in family hands. This has allowed it to maintain its independence and continue making wines in the same time-honoured fashion. Over the years their quality has been rewarded with appointments to the House of Lords and the Vatican. To ensure quality from vineyard to bottle Sanchez Romate not only owns its own vineyardsin the best albariza soil areas of Jerezbut also has invested in some of the most modern facilities in the regionall of which are still housed in the bodega buildings located in central Jerez. These traditional cellars with their high ceilings keep temperatures stable and allow the natural yeasts to circulate while the sand floors keep the humidity at the correct levels. The ageing process is through traditional criaderas y soleras with 500 litre American oak casks filled to five-sixths and arranged in layers of three to four. The company produces three different ranges of sherry, from the classic Romate range to the Reservas Especiales through to La Sacristíathe companys oenological treasures.