Marco de Jerez

Manzanilla, Pago Callejuela 2017


As with its unfortified sister, this is from the little vineyard 'Hacienda de Doña Francisca, within Pago Callejuela. Fruit classified as Palma. Statically aged - unmoved, or mixed for 4 years under flor which received no further nutrient. It went into botas at 15% and is bottled at 16% abv.

Deep gold, a gentle tisane of old pressed flowers, honeysuckle toffee in branch water and a glint of steely mineral. Meyer lemon, pistachio, salted dough, apple pip, yellow petals. Restrained and elegant, it's sup[er dry, with a great chalky grip, and has soft and round suppleness giving relief in mid-mouth. Overall, it feels delicate with great character. The vertical wall of fresh chalk depth persists from entry all the way through to after perfume - wine like the proverbial ghost that walked through a wall.