The standard-of-type and leader both in Spain and abroad. Manzanilla is the rarest of all authentic sherries, being uniquely site-specific in origin. Matured beneath a constant veil of yeast (called flor) as only occurs on the beachfront in Sanlúcar, giving manzanilla a dry, haunting delicacy analogous to fine Champagne.
"Consistently one of the finest traditional manzanillas around, La Gitana might as well be the Webster's entry for the category: pale, straw color, salty seaside freshness and dry, tangy yet rich flavor. And that flavor lingers after each sip, too, like sea spray."
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