Straw in color with tangy aromas of the sea roundedout by fruity lemon curd, almond skin, toasted bread and yeasty notes on the palate, this Manzanilla has a complexity fit for a King.
|Wine maker notes|
|This fresh Manzanilla is made from 100% Palomino bottled from 3 criaderas with an average of 5 years. To enhance its characteristic freshness, there are only 2 bottlings per year which happen during the late Spring and Fall when the flor is at its peak growth. It is during this time that the wines are more strongly protected and therefore express a finesse and delicacy that is enhanced by a rich lees-y quality.|
|Fine Manzanilla like this should be consumed like any fine white wine: shared with delicious food and better company. Served nicely chilled, Manzanilla is the perfect match for little bites of salty foods like fried anything, shellfish and oysters, cured meats, olives, almonds, cheese and even sushi. It is also quite appropriate as an afternoon beach beverage, at a picnic and always a nip while preparing dinner.|
|In 1849, during an exploration expedition of Andalucia, Don Antonio de Orleans, the Duke of Montpensier and son of King Louis Philippe of France, fell in love with the magical fishing village of Sanlucar de Barrameda and planted his roots there. Among various business ventures Don Antonio de Orleans began cultivating vineyards and slowly building the foundation for the family tradition that would become Sherry. A century later, his descendants developed the family´s various ventures into a Brandy and Sherry business which carries on today as Bodegas los Infantes de Orleans Borbon. Housed in a XIX century courtyard palace influenced by the Moors, this classically built winery within Sanlucar de Barrameda, cellars some of the finest sherry soleras in the region. Today, Infantes de Orleans de Borbons is owned by the Spanish Royal Family and until very recently, these wines were sold only in very limited quantities outside of the Royal House -- wines fit for a King.|