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Bodegas Alonso, Velo Flor Manzanilla Sherry NV, Sanlúcar de Barrameda

Bodegas Alonso, Velo Flor Manzanilla Sherry NV, Sanlúcar de Barrameda

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Style:  Manzanilla Sherry (bone dry)

Vintage:  NV ~ average age is 10 yr in this blend 

ABV:  15 %

Subzone: D.O. Manzanilla Sanlúcar de Barrameda

Region:  Jerez (Sanlúcar de Barrameda)

Country:  Spain

About the bottle & pairing ideas:

One of the most exciting "new" Sherry houses coming from Sanlúcar. After the Asencio brothers discovered several ridiculously old and abandoned aging cellars in Jerez housing casks that had been untouched for over 30 years (which contained stock that was 80+ years old in some cases) they were hooked to continue on with the powerful work before them. 

For the time being they are working with stock from other sources, hence the long aging, but are in the process of incorporating their own organic viticulture for future bottlings of their own. This is 100% Palomino Fino from ~13ha of organically farmed vineyards in Jerez Superior (Pagos Balbaina and Miraflores) over classic albariza soils. Spends on average 9-10 years biologically aging in the solera under a velo of flor (layer of yeast, hence the name of the wine) in very old 600L barrels, which is on the longer side of aging for a dry Manzanilla sherry. This is salty, slightly nutty in the vein of marcona almonds, and notes of hay—alcohol as been fortified with a neutral spirit to 15%.

Stunningly versatile on the dinner table, it matches a wide variety of dishes, from the most easygoing (rich fish dishes, fish-based rice recipes, charcuterie) to the most difficult (scrambled eggs with boletus edulis, runny sheep cheeses, asian spicy food). Best served around 55º F, in moderately large stemware.

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