La Riva Manzanilla Pasada Balbaína Alta

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La Riva Manzanilla Pasada Balbaína Alta

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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.
(75 cl.).
Alcohol: 15.00%
Winery: De la Riva
Production area: Spain Andalusia
Contains sulphites
Tipo de Uva: 100% Palomino
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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.

 

 

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Alcohol: 15.00%
Production area: Spain Andalusia
Type of grape: Palomino
Winery: De la Riva
Tipo de Uva: 100% Palomino
Contains sulphites
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.
Pictures and situation D.O. Jerez-Xérès-Sherry