Brand Embassador: Rocio Osborne
Even as a young girl, Rocío Osborne’s aspiration has always been to join her family’s business, the prestigious Osborne Group, which has been crafting fine sherry, brandy, wine and liqueur since 1772.
For as long as Rocío can remember, wine has been a part of her life. It played a central role at family gatherings, and she fondly reminisces about playing amongst the sherry casks in the bodegas, whose aromas still conjure vivid memories of childhood.
While her ultimate goal was to partake in her family’s winemaking business, the philosophy of the Osborne family required that she demonstrate a management and professional experience outside of the company.
For this reason, Rocío embarked on a professional career in banking and finance, which provided a strong base of business acumen in preparation for entering the Osborne Group.
Rocío attended the Instituto de Estudios Bursátiles (Institute of Securities Studies) and earned her masters in exchange and financial markets, as well as a law degree from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid.
With the goal of mastering English, she moved to London to work for Banca March, a prestigious family-owned financial institution. Rocío then returned to Madrid and built on this experience by working as a financial advisor for Consulnor Servicios Financieros A.V. and BANIF Banca Privada.
After six years of honing her business management skills, Rocío decided to leave the financial world in order to pursue her true passion, wine. Because wine is a way of life in the Osborne family, Rocío’s wine knowledge has been enriched through exposure at family gatherings and through personal exploration and study. In order to solidify her knowledge, Rocío continues to seek opportunities to expand her wine education. In 2007, Rocío completed training courses from the Sherry Consejo Regulador and received an Advanced Certificate in Wine and Spirits (level 3) from the Wine & Spirit Education Trust.
In 2008, Rocío studied the art of winemaking under International Winemaker Adam Richardson, crafting wine in two continents during the harvest season. During this time, they also ventured into California winemaking, exploring the Central Coast, the Central Valley and ultimately the Livermore Valley. Adam states, “Rocío has an outstanding sensory pallet that has quickly elevated her winemaking skills to a level higher than expected for a vintner of her age. She has an impressive ability to communicate her vision to the winemaking team, and quickly make that vision into a reality.”
FELIPE ll- Our ancestors created this fabulous Brandy for us to enjoy today and savour its delightful taste of dried apricots and oak, just the way you like: neat, on the rocks or mixed as a cocktail and long drinks.
Osborne Brandy- Felipe II
Luminous amber color, showing reddish hues, that somehow remembers of Spanish sunset.
Remarkable aromas of elegant eaux-de-vie, enriched by nuances of dried apricots and figs and rounded with subtle vanilla and coca flavours.
OSBORNE PORTS are voluptuous and luscious, an authentic delight for the palate that pays tribute to an exceptional land, a millenary tradition and a family’s devotion to these wines.
Osborne Port- Ruby
Beautiful and very intense ruby color, with medium viscosity.
Rich aromas and flavours of red fruit, balanced with nuances of spice. Lusciously sweet and soft tannins.
Osborne Port- Tawny
Light golden brown color and good body.
Subtle aromas of fine aging, exudes nutty flavours rounded wiht its natural sweetness and soft tannins.
Osborne Port- White
Bright golden color with medium viscosity.
Remarkably fresh with a bright floral overtone. Tremendous fruit intensity and delicious honey flavours, shows a nice balance of sweetness and acidity.
Osborne Port- Late Bottled Vintage
Dark purple color, almost opaque with pronounced viscosity.
Highly intense aromas of ripe young red and dark fruit. Deep and intense although very elegant, rich in character and aristocratic structure with exuberant notes of jammy blackberries, violets and cassis. Lingers on the palate seemingly for ever.
OSBORNE SHERRY- The “Solera” in its most elegant expression, wines that embody the spirit of the South of Spain. From the sheer intensity and penetrating pale color of the Fino, to the profound complexity of the dark mahogany Olorosos.
Osborne Sherry- Medium
Lovely and luminous amber color with green highlights at the rim.
Elegant and expansive nose, with a remarkable nutty character mingled with subtle caramel nuances, integrated oak notes in a medium-dry full and voluptuous wine.
Osborne Sherry- Cream
Mahogany color with reddish highlights, slightly viscous.
Beautiful aromas of figs and risings with nutty nuances. Round and velvety with exuberant caramel flavours balanced with spicy oak notes. Luscious, layered and long aftertaste.
Osborne Sherry- Fino
Amazingly brilliant showing a pale yellow color.
Clean and sharp, displays fresh green apple aromas mingled with enticing almond notes. Very nice salty nuances that evokes the sea. Sheer class with a dry palate.
Osborne Sherry- Pedro Ximenez
Very deep dark mahogany color. Dense, opaque and viscous.
Extraordinary aromas of raisins, figs and dates, mingled with nuances of roasted coffee and elegant oak. Full bodied, sweet and velvety. A delicious wine to indulge yourself with.
Osborne Sherry - Manzanilla
Clean and brilliant, displays a beautiful straw color.
Crisp and very fresh green apple and grass aromas interwoven with almond notes and a subtle salty finish that evokes the sea. Dry, very delicate and elegant finish.