Friday, 13 November 2015

Manzanilla 15%, Pérez Megía

Pale bright lemony gold, some legs.
Quite forthcoming, salty with a slightly savoury edge to the flor, hints of the seaside: seaweed on the beach and ropes on a fishing boat, all that but fairly young with a trace of fruit still perceptible.
The tanginess and bitter flor bite balance out the fruit note at first but it recurs towards the end. Fresh with a savouriness which imparts character and the acidity provides length. It really provokes an appetite - both for food - and more of this Manzanilla!
Quite an interesting wine for the price. Bodegas Pérez Megía was established in 1821 and remained in family hands till 1979 when it was bought by José Medina through their subsidiary Luis Páez. The Medina brothers eventually bought Williams & Humbert and the bodega acts as their base in Sanlúcar where the better-known Manzanilla Alegría is produced. The Pérez Megía brand is more of a sous-marque nowadays, but there is some good wine in there.
4.37 Euros in Spain. Not available UK

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