An ultra traditional style of Manzanilla. Now heading north to Sanlucar De Barrameda where again cooler temperatures play an important role. The vineyards of Sanlucar produce wines far lighter than those inland. The wine is aged for 8 years, towards the end of which is begins to become what we call a Manzanilla Pasada, it begins to oxidise and turn into an Amontillado. This gives a nutty, spiced character and massive intensity. One of the most distinct Manzanilla
A lovely perfumed nose followed up on the palate with ripe flavours of zesty fruit and a full
long finish. Fresh, clean vibrant wine.
Sparkling Portugese red, bursting with fruit and vibrancy. Delicious with cured hams, meats and quality bread.
A blindingly good wine for the price made from one of our favourite grapes, roussanne, that you find in Northern and Southern Rhone blends, but in this case from South Africa. It is a masterful little wine that wont overtake proceedings but will add a lovely bit of character to a lunch or an evening - a scent here and there of stone fruits and mountain herbs as you lift the glass to your nose - with just the right amount of fruit and character for foods like fish, chicken, or fresh pasta with vegetables or riccota.
It will be lovely with light starters like burrata and olives. It sits firmly in, if not at the very summit of, the unbeatable-value midweek bottle category. If you are in one of those households where someone likes Sauvignon but someone has gone off it, and you can't agree on what to drink then try this.