La Riva Manzanilla Fina Miraflores Baja
12.95€ (Inc. VAT bot. 75 cl.) / Spain
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The NV Manzanilla Fina Miraflores Baja is sourced from Bodegas del Río, an 'almacenista' (a sort of wholesaler that focuses on maturation of young wines) used mainly by La Gitana and Lustau. Located in Sanlúcar, very close to the sea/river, Bodegas del Río has their own vineyards and produces their wines from their vines in the vineyard Casilla Verde in the Pago Miraflores Baja. It's a classical Manzanilla fermented in stainless steel and then put in old casks (De La Riva has signed an agreement to control a number of casks). This is a young and very Sanlúcar Manzanilla, with the sapidity going to the front of the mouth. It has the diesel-like touch and the spicy and ash-like notes, with the sharp palate of Miraflores with no bitterness in the back of the palate; it stays at the front of the mouth, the tip of the tongue. The back label includes the bottling date, and there are 3,500 bottles in the first saca from April 2019. Great value Manzanilla. This is a wine that should be more widely available, as they are able to do 7,000+ bottles per year.
Between 6ºC and 8ºC
Biological ageing under veil of flor for 3.5 years using the criaderas and soleras system in American oak casks.
Shipping to Peninsular Spain
Estimated transit time: 2-3 working days.