San León Manzanilla Sherry

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This is a dry, very aromatic, mineral manzanilla, the typical Sanlúcar sherry style: light, very fresh, with a salty tang. Manzanilla is the Spanish word for chamomile and is used to name this sherry style because of its aroma reminiscence together with notes of almonds and dough. From the 1822 original Argüeso winery solera –sherry traditional set of oak butts.

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WINE DETAILS

Wine name: Manzanilla San León
Type of wine: Manzanilla sherry
Vintage year: Saca 2017
Grape varieties: Palomino fino
Winery: Herederos de Argüeso S.A.
Production area: Sanlúcar de Barrameda, Cádiz
Appellation: DO Jerez - Sherry
Alcohol content (Vol.): 15%
Wood ageing: Average 6 years
Type of wood: oak criaderas and soleras system
Number of bottles produced: n.a.
Winemaking details: Controlled temperature fermentation at 25ºC to obtain palomino fino white base wines. Alcohol fortification to 15% prior to biological ageing in oak butts -criaderas and soleras- under yeast top layer or veil of flor. Residual sugars: less than 3 g/l.

APPEAREANCE

Opacity: Limpid
Colour: Golden yellow
Rim: Straw yellow
Dryness: Dry
Body: Light bodied

NOSE AND PALATE AROMAS

Predominant floral aromas reminiscent of chamomile and notes of almonds and dough, with the characteristic salty tang of Sanlúcar sherries and a slightly bitter aftertaste.

WINE DESCRIPTORS

Crisp, sharp, fresh, dry, delicate, yeasty, nutty and tangy.

About San León Manzanilla Sherry

Spain geographical indicationsDO Jerez
RegionAndalusia
TypeSherry
Grape varietiesPalomino fino
SweetnessDry
Wine styleLayered

Reviews

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2017-11-06

Wonderful manzanilla

This is an excellent manzanilla - exactly as described, and with a lovely long finish. Delicious as an aperitif and easily rivals bottles at twice the price. If you are new to dry sherries, I strongly recommend you start with this one!

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