The most recent addition to the Sánchez Romate family, Cardenal Mendoza Angelus was created by the Bodega’s foreman who wanted to transmit the fragrance of the orange blossom that engulfed the Bodega’s patio every spring. This was the essence which, mixed with the aromas of the sherry wines and brandies maturing in the Bodega, was what the foreman felt epitomized the Bodega’s home, Jerez de la Frontera. He got to work to try and capture this link to the city through the combination of aromas and tastes in a new spirit.
The foreman begun by adding the bitter orange and sweet orange peel from the oranges that covered the Bodega’s patio and other natural components to the famous brandy already being produced. After much positive feedback from those who tried his new creation he responded by declaring that he was simply collecting the “angelical features of the Cardenal (brandy).”
The maceration of the natural ingredients and the distillation process take place in a prestigious old distillery founded in 1824 and famed for its traditional Bain-Marie process.
Cardenal Mendoza Angêlus is a liqueur based around Sherry Brandy, with Seville oranges, lemons, cardamom and clove. The most exclusive part of Cardenal Mendoza, the Angels’ share, takes on a new dimension in the form of a liqueur. Angêlus is a liqueur based around our classic Sherry Brandy.