Manzanilla Sanlúcar de Barrameda, Andalucía, Spain
The La Guita winery, nestled in the small town of Sanlúcar de Barrameda, was first established under Bodegas Hijos de Rainera Pérez Marín by founder Domingo Pérez Marín, in 1852. When curious patrons inquired about his top-of-the-line Manzanilla, he would simply reply, “Do you have the guita?” This term is derived from old Andalusian slang, meaning “cash,” though its more familiar definition translates to “string.” Today, a small piece of string adorns every bottle of this alluring Manzanilla as an homage to its humble beginnings.
A dazzling lemon-gold in color, La Guita Manzanilla is clean and fresh on the nose displaying aromas of glazed fruit, wild herbs and toasted almonds. On the palate, it is light, yet persistent, mimicking the aromatic intensity of the nose onto the remarkable finish. This sherry goes particularly well with Spanish tapas such as olives, almonds, Manchego cheese, Jamón serrano or seafood. -Importer's Notes