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Slow cooked roast lamb with Wild Mushrooms Spinach

Pair with: Oloroso


Cooking time: 1 hour

Pairings for Olorosos are different. The Oloroso Sherries have a lot of body and structure and contain glycerine. They are delicious and explosive as they have high content of alcohol, greater than 18% vol. Accordingly, pairing will be with succulent dishes such as meats and game with flavoursome sauces; it is also interesting and delicious for the harmony of the dish to use the Sherry itself in the stew or the sauces.



Slow cooked roast lamb with Wild Mushrooms Spinach

SLOW COOKED ROAST LAMB: Make shallow slits 20 cm apart. Mash the garlic, finely chop the rosemary then mix the garlic, rosemary and salt into a paste and rub all over the meat and into the slits. Put the lamb in a roasting pan and cover loosely with foil. Turn the oven down to 160 ºC and roast for 4 hours, Uncover and continue roasting for another 2 hours, until the meat is very tender.

WILD MUSHROOMS & SPINACH: Heat the oil in a pan. Add the onions and garlic and cook for 5 minutes, add the mushrooms and cook a further 5 minutes then add the sherry, soy sauce and spinach and simmer for 2 minutes until the spinach is cooked.


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Oloroso with food

The ideal temperature at which to serve an Oloroso is at between 12 and 14ºC. 

This is the most suitable wine to accompany red meat and game. It combines perfectly with meat stews and casseroles; especially gelatinous meat such as bull's tail or cheeks. The perfect match for wild mushrooms and well cured cheeses.

  • Slightly Chilled in a White Wine Glass

    Serve it between 12° and 14° C in a white wine glass.

  • Smooth and Persistent

    Ideal accompaniment for prolonging the sensation of intense flavours.

  • Ideal to Drink Glass by Glass

    Its composition allows it to be stored in open bottles for months.