McWilliam's Royal Reserve Dry Apera (Sherry)
Country: South Australia
Tasting Notes: The making of quality fortifieds is a great McWilliam's winemaking tradition. The warm and dry conditions of Australia are ideal for making fortified wine; enabling all the varieties to ripen superbly and produce great richness of flavour.
Complex developed aromas showing wood maturation and “flor sherry” characters. Crisp with a nutty dry finish.
Varietal: 100% Apera
As of the end of 2010, Sherry produced here in Australia underwent a name change and become 'Apera'.
Similar to other naming rights change (for example Champagne and Burgundy) agreements signed between Australia and the European Commission, 'Sherry' is now forbidden to be used by producers outside the region's traditional boundaries. Terms like fino, oloroso, amontillado, etc have also begun to disappear from our labels.