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this one had me for a while until i understood its all about location!
It is a wine aged biologically in the coastal town of Sanlúcar de Barrameda and protected by a specific Denomination of Origin (DO). It is identical to Fino in both its production and its organoleptic characteristics.
The local microclimatic conditions of Sanlúcar and the influence of these on the flor give the wine subtly different characteristics to Fino.
It is generally lighter, with floral notes on the nose and an elegant bitterness on the palate/finish.
Some Manzanillas are aged for long periods (many years) – this weakens the flor and allows some oxygen to affect the wine. These wines have the characteristics of Fino, Amontillado and Manzanilla and are known as Manzanilla Pasada.
Qualifications: BSc/PHD Geology, MSc Brew/Distilling, MBA Luxury Brand Marketing and Family Business
Background: Martin has worked for nearly 20 years across the spirit drinks industry in a variety of roles from Technical Support, Compliance, Food Safety, HMRC, Blending, Procurement of raw materials, Barrel Procurement, Maturation improvement, grain storage and merchanting, used and new barrel sales, customer relationship management, new business development.