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Manzanilla Gabriela, Bodegas Barrero NV

Saline / Yeasty / Complex

Price

£ 9.00

Colour

White

Product Name

Manzanilla Gabriela

Producer

Bodegas Barrero

Region

Sanlucar de Barrameda

Country

Spain

Vintage

NV

Type

Vegan, Still, Fortified

Farming

Uncertified

Grape

Palomino

Volume

HALF Bottle 37.5cl

Alcohol

0.15

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The coastal town of Sanlúcar de Barrameda, sitting at the mouth of the Guadalquivir River in South-West Spain. Sanlúcar forms one of the points of the Sherry triangle. The finos aged in this town are known as Manzanillas, which has its own Denomination of Origin Sanchez Ayala (now known as Bodegas Barrero) was founded in 1789 which makes it one of the oldest bodegas in the region. The bodega hit hard times in the 1980s and was purchased by a Seville businessman, José Luis Barrera, to ensure its
survival. José has invested in the vineyards and winery in order to produce top quality wines. Historically the bodega sold their wines in bulk to other producers and to local restaurants. It is only recently they started bottling the wines for restaurants in Seville and we are proud to say that Les Caves de Pyrene is their first customer outside of Spain. The family own 120 hectares of vineyards. The Las Cañas vineyard is 50 hectares located in the Bilbaina district, one of the best vineyard areas in all of Jerez. It is rare in Jerez for a producer to control all areas of production from the vineyards to making the base wine, to ageing and then bottling the wines. Many of the larger sherry “houses” buy already aged wine from “almacenistas” and blend them into their branded wine. Gabriela is a “growers’ sherry” in every sense of the word. Wines are aged for longer than your typical Manzanillas, always under the flor yeast. The entry level wine undergoes a very light filtration in order to preserve their authenticity. (Most commercial Manzanillas are charcoal filtered, fined and cold stabilised in order to give the impression of being “fresh” but this just strips the wine of its character.) The average age of the straight Gabriela is around six years. The wine is lightly fined and filtered and has pale colour with lovely yeasty/freshly baked bread aromas and is soft and fruity with lots of saline complexity and power, but is incredibly easy to drink.

Taste

Saline / Yeasty / Complex

Colour

White

Product Name

Manzanilla Gabriela

Producer

Bodegas Barrero

Region

Sanlucar de Barrameda

Country

Spain

Vintage

NV

Type

Vegan, Still, Fortified

Farming

Uncertified

Grape

Palomino

Volume

HALF Bottle 37.5cl

Alcohol

0.15

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