A blog and review on all things Sherry. It is about tasting, enjoyment and learning more about the World’s Finest Wine. "Sherry is a thoroughbred" as Javier Hidalgo rightly puts it. Included are the amazing local Brandies and the remarkably good table wines also produced in the province of Cádiz.
Manzanilla La Guita en rama Oct 2017 15%, La Guita
Slightly brassy, yellowy gold with bright brassy gold highlights.
Highly aromatic and intense with lots of bright, zippy, racy maritime character and a gentle note of oxidation. Seaweed, dry scrub, olive brine and traces of iodine, even cider add to the mix which includes some flor bitterness as well.
Full and savoury with plenty flor and lots of sea salt and mineral and decent acidity giving a lively and deeply tasty wine. There is a trace of oxidation and some buttery, nutty autolytic yeastiness which adds more complexity, making it taste more like Manzanilla pasada. This is lovely. Comments
This second saca of La Guita en rama is just as classic as the first and took place
in October 2017 when the flor was judged to be at its best. A rigorous selection was
made of wines ageing at both Bodega La Misericordia and Bodega Pago Sanlúcar
Viejo, wines which have been aged a bit longer than those for the normal La
Guita, being well over 5 years old. They were chosen for their classic Manzanilla character and especially
for the intense minerality, salinity and sheer wild expressiveness of La Guita
at its best. Absolutely no filtration or stabilisation was done which explains
the wine’s slightly darker colour than normal. The image on the label
represents the main tower of the mudéjar church of Nuestra Señora de la O
dating from 1360. It was here where the few remaining of Magellan’s crew gave
thanks for their survival in 1522.
7,90 euros per half bottle, La Tienda del Jerez