Saturday, 23 March 2019

Vino Blanco Atalaya Corta y Raspa 2017 11%, JM Harana Yuste

Bright clean strawy gold with golden highlights.
Fresh, clean and attractive with distinct floral and herbal notes like dry scrubland with camomile and white flowers along with softly tangy fruity notes of apple, quince and yellow plum, even a suspicion of almond. There are very faint flor and mineral traces, but overall the impression is fruity and floral.
Very tasty with genuine character and lots of tangy zesty white fruits, clean, fresh and lively yet there is the faintest oxidative note adding complexity with a very gentle dry chalky texture from the albariza and a faint salinity at the very long finish.
Made by José Manuel Harana Yuste, a 5th generation grower and one of the three mayetos (growers) of the Mayetería Sanluqueña who make wine from their grapes rather than sell them for very little profit. It is 100% Palomino from a parcel in the pago Atalaya which is well exposed to the estuary and Atlantic near Sanlúcar. The wine is fermented in an ex Manzanilla butt and briefly aged in it with very little if any flor before bottling. The Corta y Raspa wines are intended to show the different vineyard characteristics, being all made the same way, and they certainly do.
11 euros, Licores Corredera

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