|Original title:||JEREZ & EL MISTERIO DEL PALO CORTADO|
|Directed by:||José Luis López Linares|
|Country & Release Year:||SPAIN 2015|
Pitu Roca (El Celler de Can Roca)
|Logline:||A wine lover's symphony|
Screenplay: José Luis López Linares, Antonio Saura, Juan Fernández Castaldi from an idea by Jesus Barquin.
Directed by José Luis López Linares
❤️ WHY WE LOVE IT ❤️
Jerez’s sherry wines are among the most unique and particular in the world and one of the most peculiar of all is “palo cortado” (cut twig), a whim of nature whose origin remains a mystery, even for the very same oenologists who make it. Director José Luis López-Linares premiered this work at Berlin Festival, almost as if it were thriller where he seeks to unravel the mystery by delving deep into the fascinating world of cathedral-like wineries, centenary vineyards and ancestral traditions, through interviews with experts from multiple disciplines (oenologists, winemakers, sommeliers, journalists…) and a fantastic selection of archival documents and footage that certify the centuries-old connection between these wines, art and history.
What we taste in a glass of Sherry is not just the fruit and its ferment but also the peculiar flavour of a place to which the Gods have been invited and where they have found a home. Jerez, where wine has been made for the last 3.000 years, is a place of stories, legendary tales, and, most of all, mysteries.