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La Riva Manzanilla Pasada Balbaína Alta

La Riva Manzanilla Pasada Balbaína Alta
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An extraordinary and unique manzanilla

La Riva Manzanilla Pasada Balbaína Alta
Fortified wine.
Variety: Palomino
Designation of Origin: D.O. Jerez-Xérès-Sherry
Production area: Andalusia
Winery: De la Riva
Volume: 75 cl.
Alcohol: 15.0%
Fortified wine.
Variety: Palomino
Winery: De la Riva
Volume: 75 cl.
Alcohol: 15.0%
Light
Body
Dry
Sweet
Less complex
Very complex

Characteristics of La Riva Manzanilla Pasada Balbaína Alta

La Riva Manzanilla Pasada Balbaína Alta is a fortified wine made by Bodega De la Riva with the Palomino Fino variety in the D.O. Manzanilla de Sanlúcar de Barrameda, in Cadiz, Spain.

 

Winemakers Willy Pérez and Ramiro Ibañez are responsible for reviving the old M. Ant.de la Riva (Manuel Antonio de la Riva) winery which at one point belonged to Bodegas Domecq. This is a very personal project where they make wines using traditional methods with grapes from traditional Marco de Jerez vineyards. Their wines have been awarded high marks from the most famous critics, like in Robert Parker's Wine Advocate publication.

 

The grapes used to make La Riva Manzanilla Pasada Balbaína Alta come from a small estate with closed coarse albariza which was planted with 45-year-old vines that were uprooted after the last harvest, in the year 2012.

 

These grapes were used to refresh a family solera with a few barrels, and then the five best, with the greatest Manzanilla character were chosen to make this extraordinary and unique La Riva Manzanilla Pasada Balbaína Alta, which is estimated to be between 15 and 18 years old and there are only 2,500 bottles of it.

 

 

Serve at 10.0ºC
Contains sulphites
Pairing
Stews, Sushi, Iberian ham, Grilled seafood

Tasting notes La Riva Manzanilla Pasada Balbaína Alta

La Riva Manzanilla Pasada Balbaína Alta is a fortified wine that offers aromas of curry and esparto on the nose. A manzanilla with a creaminess from its aging, as well as an incredible elegance and a smooth and velvety palate.

Ratings

  • Parker 97

Ratings for the vintages from D.O. Jerez-Xérès-Sherry

2012 Very good
2011 Very good
2010 Very good
2009 Very good
2008 Very good
2007 Good
2006 Very good
2005 Very good
2004 Excellent
2003 Very good
2002 Good
2001 Good
2000 Very good
1999 Very good
1998 Excellent
1997 Good
1996 Very good
1995 Good
1994 Very good
1993 Very good
1992 Good
1991 Very good
1990 Very good
1989 Good
1988 Good
1987 Very good
1986 Satisfactory
1985 Good
1984 Good
1983 Good
1982 Good
1981 Good
1980 Good
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Designation of Origin D.O. Jerez-Xérès-Sherry

Sherry and wines from Jerez are probably Spain’s biggest contribution to the world of wine. Unique and special, there is nothing else like them in the world. A great diversity of Sherry wine is produced in DO Jerez-Sherry-Manzanilla de Sanlúcar, everything from sweet wines to fortified wines. Sweet wines are divided between Pedro Ximénez and Moscatel, depending on the variety used during production. Concerning fortified wines, there is a large range including Finos, Amontillado, Manzanilla, Oloroso, Medium, Cream and Palo Cortado, classified depending on the result of the ageing process under the ´velo flor´. A unique trait of these wines is the ageing process using the Solera Method, a system using various barrels from different vintages. The system uses stacked barrels, where a portion of a barrel’s contents is extracted and mixed with the lower barrel, with the barrel then filled with the contents of the upper barrel. Thus, the new wine is gradually coming to be thanks to the age of the rest of the content of screeds.

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