Bodegas Yuste "Aurora" Manzanilla Sherry
Manzanilla is a dry white wine, almost identical to Fino sherry except for the fact that it can only be produced and matured around Sanlúcar de Barrameda, a town closer to the sea than Jerez. The climatic differences make it lighter than Fino wines.
It is made from the Palomino grape and biologically aged, entirely under a layer of flor yeast. The specific climatic conditions of Sanlúcar are responsible for a higher humidity and cooler, more constant temperatures than those found in inland bodegas, which contribute to a higher yield of flor all year round.
In Spanish, manzanilla means chamomile, which is an aroma typically found in this type of sherry. Nonetheless the name of the wine supposedly comes from the eponymous village in the D.O. Huelva, a neighbouring winemaking area, on the other side of the Parque Nacional Doñana.
Pale, straw yellow colour. Light, fresh, pungent and delicate nose. Palate is dry, with light palate, with balanced acidity.