Lustau, Papirusa Manzanilla Sherry, Sanlúcar de Barrameda, Andalucia, Spain
Tasting Note: Manzanilla Sherry from Manzanilla-Sanlúcar de Barrameda sees more humidity than Sherry matured in DO Jerez-Xérès-Sherry.
This example from Lustau presents the lighter-than-Fino style.
Pale-intensity lemon in color, this wine had a medium-plus intensity nose of flor, brioche, biscuit, lemon citrus, green apple, pear, caramel, blossom and pear.
On the palate the dry, medium-bodied Manzanilla Sherry is medium in acidity and low in alcohol with a medium-plus finish.
The wine delivers flavors suggested on the nose along with some brininess and a creamy texture.
The wine is very good in quality because of the medium-plus flavor intensity and balance between the oxidative and reductive elements.
Open a bottle of Amontillado Sherry and compare it with a Fino for yourself.
Bottle Note: This wine is produced in Sanlúcar de Barrameda, on the estuary of the Guadalquivir river. Pale straw color, with a hint of sea breeze on the nose. Service chilled with fish and seafood or accompanying “tapas,” sushi and sashimi. Each individual sherry from Lustau represents the quintessence of its category.
Importer: Europvin USA, Van Nuys, California
Tasting Date: May 4, 2018