Manzanilla is a variety of fino sherry, solely produced in the area surrounding the port town Sanlúcar de Barrameda in southwestern Spain (Andalusia). Manzanilla is the Spanish word for chamomile tea and is said that the wine’s flavor reminds of such tea. In addition to that, this sherry is often described as salty, given the fact that it is produced on the sea estuary of the Guadalquivir river. The cool temperatures and the high humidity result into a higher yield of flor yeast thus protecting the wine better from contact with the air and giving it a more fresher and more delicate flavor than other varieties of fino. Manzanilla is aged in a solera.

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