Bodega Dios Baco Manzanilla
WHY WE LOVE IT
- Fresh, with saline touches, pleasant.
- It is pale yellow in color and is said to have the sea breeze in its scent!
- It is bone dry, light and fresh, clean and crisp, with a delicate and refreshing acidity with hints of apple and straw and a nutty finish.
Varietal Composition: 100% Palomino
Elaboration: Aged for approximately 3 years in the traditional system of soleras and criaderas. Manzanillas are made in the same way as a Fino, using the Palomino Fino grape. It is aged in American oak barrels using the traditional Solera system in the cool, humid and salty air of Sanlúcar de Barrameda by the sea.
Tasting Notes: Straw gold color, transparent, very bright. Intense aroma, dry, elegant marine and herbaceous notes can be distinguished in its flavor.
The deepest roots of Bodegas Dios Baco reach back to 1765 when the construction was begun on a winery complex consisting of 12 individual wineries. That was the beginning of a tradition that continues today. The wineries were called “The Twelve Apostles” and located in Jerez de la Frontera, in southern Spain’s Andalusia region.
In 1992, its current owner Jose Paez Morilla purchased the winery and created Bodegas Dios Baco – God Baccus Winery – named for one of the original 1765 Twelve Apostles wineries, bringing the story full circle. He renovated the building and today, he and his daughter, Alejandra, handcraft their limited batches of fine sherry.