La Goya Manzanilla comes from Sanlucar de Barrameda, near Jerez in Andalucia. Sanlucar is the centre of Manzanilla, a fino style sherry that we believe has the edge on Fino.
La Goya Manzanilla is a delicious dry, crisp fino style aperitif. It has complex aromas of almonds, citrus peel and camomile which lead you into intense, yet elegant nutty flavours. There is a hint of saltiness from its extensive time under ‘flor’, in the town of Sanlucar, near the Atlantic Ocean. It is aged for about 7 years in “Criaderas” using the Solera system with native yeasts.; given the work that goes into these wines, they truly represent excellent value. Manzanilla is best drunk chilled and fresh; this perfect sized half bottle enables you to do just that!
Sarah Jane Evans MW reviewed Manzanillas and recommended her favourites in Decanter Magazine, March 2020. She has given this Manzanilla 92 points; very high marks for a wine at this price point.
“Smoky, almond aromas. In the mouth a fresh, savoury classic. Has all the complexity of many finos, but with the freshness and mid-weight of Sanlúcar.” 92 points. Sarah Jane Evans MW; Decanter Magazine, March 2020
Food Match: A terrific aperitif; a perfect match with Serrano Ham, olives, nuts and Manchego Cheese and and other nibbles.
About the Bodega
A well established family-run producer, who is recognised as an outstanding producer of Manzanilla wines. The Delgado Zuleta family named their flagship sherry after the famous Flamenco dancer Aurora Jauffre who said La Goya showed her intense, elegant yet powerful qualities. The origins of this family’s production go back to 1744 and after a merger in the twentieth century, this Bodega is still run by the Delgado Zuleta family. It is exported to many countries including USA, China, Japan, UK, France, Netherlands, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Finland.
Well deserving of an IWC Gold Medal in 2016.