Bodegas Lustau, Manzanilla “Papirusa”, Solera Familiar, Sanlucar de Barrameda, Spain


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Roving Sommelier loves fortified wines, especially the iconic Sherries produced in Andalusia in Southern Spain. Here, there are three main towns that make up “The Sherry Triangle” where sherries are produced. This Manzanilla – a form of dry Sherry – is produced at Bodegas Lustau located in the coastal town of Sanlucar de Barrameda. Papirusa means “elegant and beautiful”. It was the name of the doll that Emilio Lustau gave the daughter of Joaquín Burgos, first manager of Bodegas Lustau in the 1940s.

Iconic Sherry producer, Emilio Lustau first came onto my wine radar back in the day in the mid-1990s when I was working at Oxo Tower Restaurant in London. Being originally from Bristol, I have grown up with Sherry and I love all its different styles, tastes, and flavours, and especially Sherry’s wonderful food-friendliness. I have also visited the Sherry region many times over the years, and Lustau has become one of my all-time favourite bodegas.

This Manzanilla is aged in Sanlucar de Barrameda, by the estuary of the Guadalquivir river. Pale straw colour, with a hint of sea breeze on the nose, light and dry on the palate. A highly aromatic white wine truly deserved to be discovered.

Perfect served well-chilled as an aperitif with almonds and olives and/or with seafood, sushi, and tapas dishes.

Alcohol: 15% abv (37.5cl)

Closure: Cork

Grape Variety: 100% Palomino Fino

Flavour Profile: Clean, Fresh, Bone-dry, Aromatic, Yeasty, Nutty. Great with all kinds of appetisers and tapas dishes, including gazpacho and seafood especially prawns, oysters, langoustine, sardines, and smoked salmon.