Barbadillo Manzanilla Sherry

£9.75

Does anything recycle its own refuse quite as romantically as wine does? Crusted Port springs to mind, as does Muscadet Sur Lie, but Manzanilla Sherry takes the slightly salty biscuit.As...

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Does anything recycle its own refuse quite as romantically as wine does? Crusted Port springs to mind, as does Muscadet Sur Lie, but Manzanilla Sherry takes the slightly salty biscuit.


As it ages in oak, its light and tangy character is protected from oxidation by the natural formation of a layer of yeast called flor, which seals the surface of the wine and feeds on its compounds and alcohol.


Oak ageing enables water to evaporate through the wood, maintaining the wine's alcoholic percentage, as well as its delicate body, tanginess and tapas-friendly salty tinge. Bloomin' 'eck, who'd have thought of that? That's what we call flor-ed genius!


Barbadillo is a centuries-old winery in Southern Spain, which began making Manzanilla in 1821. It also produces sherry, brandy and a broad selection of wines, from a wide range of grapes. It is one of the largest wineries in Jerez, owning 500 hectares of vineyard and 16 cellars in Sanlúcar de Barrameda.


The prevalent soil type in Jerez is Albariza, a calcium-rich white marl consisting of clay, chalk and sea fossils. Manzanilla Sanlúcar de Marrameda D.O. has a humid coastal microclimate which is particularly encouraging to the development of flor, a yeast that forms a thick coat over the top of the ageing wine, protecting it from air contact and bringing lightness, dryness and greater delicacy.


Palomino grapes are harvested both manually and mechanically, and aged in American oak, beneath a protective layer of flor yeast. The evaporation of water through the wood is perfectly proportional to the amount of alcohol that the layer of yeast needs to thicken, and the resulting wine is relatively low in alcohol, its lack of oxidation bringing a lightness and tangy freshness.


A light and very dry style of sherry, with pungent, maritime aromas. A delicate and smooth palate is enriched by a salty tang from being aged at the mouth of the Guadalquivir River. The wine would suit many salty foods, being an archetypal tapas wine.


Please note: Due to the current pressure on delivery networks we are no longer able to offer guaranteed next day deliveries. Though not guaranteed, we will be placing all standard delivery orders made before 2 pm on a 24 hour service without extra charge.
UK Mainland Addresses

(excludes Northern Ireland, the Scottish Highlands & Islands, and the Isles of Wight, Man and Scilly - please see below)

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Standard

£4.95

FREE

Most Standard Delivery parcels arrive within 2 working days of placement of your order.

Free Standard Delivery is offered on all orders of £100 or more.
Next Day £6.95

If you place an order by 2pm (UK time), Monday - Thursday, it will be delivered the next day*. Orders placed between 2pm on Thursday and 2pm on Friday will be delivered on the following Monday and orders placed between 2pm Friday and 2pm Monday will be delivered on the following Tuesday.

Saturday £11.95
(all order values)

Orders must be placed online by 2pm Friday to be delivered on the Saturday of the same week, otherwise it is assumed the order is for the following Saturday. Available for most UK Mainland Postcodes.

Next Day Before 12noon £12.95
(all values)

Available for most UK Mainland Postcodes.Orders must be placed online by 2pm for delivery the next working day.

Next Day Before 10am £19.95
(all values)

Available for most UK Mainland Postcodes.Orders must be placed online by 2pm for delivery the next working day.

Remote Areas - Northern Ireland, the Scottish Highlands & Islands, Isle of Wight, Isle of Man and The Scilly Isles

Delivery Service Price Additional Information

Standard

£9.95

We can only offer Standard Delivery to these parts of the UK and delivery times will vary locally. Typically, orders placed before 2pm should be received in 3 or 4 working days, although some of the most rural locations may take longer.** Free Standard Delivery to mainland UK addresses on orders over £100.