“In the heart of Jerez de la Frontera, where time-honored traditions meet modern winemaking, oak barrels play an indispensable role. Crafted with precision and care, these barrels are the vessels that transform ordinary wines into the extraordinary Sherry for which this region is celebrated.”
¡Bienvenido a la nueva Web de Southern Casks!
Tres generaciones dedicadas al mundo del vino y la bodega “Cárdenas Sherry Barrels” y “Bodegas Cárdenas”, aúnan esfuerzos con los mejores maestros toneleros en Southern Casks para dar respuesta a la creciente demanda de nuestros clientes. Nos encontramos en el privilegiado entorno de Jerez de la Frontera, en Cádiz rodeados de años de trabajo con madera, agua y fuego para la elaboración o restauración de los barriles que contendrán los vinos de denominación Sherry / Jerez.
Es por esto que podemos escoger, de entre las mejores bodegas de Jerez, botas únicas y especiales que reparamos con esmero de forma personalizada para cada cliente, atendiendo a sus necesidades concretas.
Like whiskey and other spirits, Sherry is aged in wooden barrels or casks. Distilleries began the tradition hundreds of years ago using those casks to finish their Scotch or other spirits. The residue of Sherry in the wood impartes sweet, fruity notes and helped soften the flavor.
Sherry casks now come at a premium price, spawning an industry of companies who make seasoned sherry-soaked casks specifically for use in the finishing process.
The production of wine in Jerez is much more than just a simple economic activity!
Sherry is much more than just a wine. Over almost three thousand years, the cultivation of the vine and the production of wine have led to the development of a whole series of cultural expressions which make Jerez a very special place. Throughout this time and with the involvement and contributions of peoples of widely diverse origins, unique methods of production and ageing have been established which have in turn led to the creation of wines which are as different as they are extraordinary. Not only that, but whole professions have been created as well as architecture, language…in fact a complete and absolutely unique culture: the culture of Jerez.