Bodegas Valdespino (375 ml) 2019 'Deliciosa En Rama' Manzanilla Sherry, Sanlucar de Barrameda DO

Bodegas Valdespino (375 ml) 2019 'Deliciosa En Rama' Manzanilla Sherry, Sanlucar de Barrameda DO

Item Number: 12883

UPC: 8-412449104218

Country: Spain
Region: Andalucia
Sub Region: Andalucia
Appellation/AVA: Sanlucar de Barrameda DO
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Vineyard Designation: Pago Miraflores
Vintage: 2019
Grape(s): 100% Palomino
Type: Wine - Fortified
Bottle Size: 375 ml
Pack: 12
Closure: T Top
Alc by Vol(%): 15
Soil Type: Albariza
Case Production: 715

Manzanilla En Rama is a unique and limited wine that is specially selected to be bottled straight from the cask without any fining or filtering in order to enjoy its purest character.

Winemaking Notes: Produced entirely from the Pago Miraflores vineyard, this Manzanilla is aged in Sanlúcar de Barrameda in Valdespino's 16th century Misericordia bodega. The bodega is exposed to the Atlantic breeze, which provides this wine with a delicious saline complexity. This wine undergoes 5 years of biological aging under flor.

Tasting Notes: A subtle saline aroma leads to delicate notes of yeast. The palate shows roasted almonds and has a ripe apple background. It is crispy and mineral with a long elegant aftertaste. Enjoy En Rama with seafood, smoked fish, or soup.

Recommended by The New York Times.

"En rama is the purest essence of sherry wines. It will first surprise and then captivate, an experience like no other in the wine world," - Sergio Martínez, Fortune article "Could This New Style of Winemaking Propel Sherry to Go Mainstream?"

Reviews

  • The Wine Advocate
    Rating: (92-93) (6/28/2019)

    It's very interesting to taste a soon-to-be-bottled Manzanilla alongside the same wine that's been in bottle for one year, as I sampled the NV Manzanilla Deliciosa en Rama that was going to be bottled in the spring of 2019 next to the wine that had been bottled the year before. This felt tremendously young, with even a touch of lemon skin, which I sometimes find in very young biological wines. I tasted this just before bottling, and it was just like drinking wine from the bota. The wine will settle in bottle, and the explosive character I saw will not make it to the shelves. This wine is always from the same botas, so the differences are more a matter of how long the wine has been in bottle. In any case, I loved what I tasted.