Manuel Antonio de la Riva

Marco de Jerez

'La Riva' Manzanilla Pasada, Pago Balbaina Alta


This wine is from a Jerez pago, handled in SanlĂșcar. The fruit is from 'La Blanquita' vineyard within Balbaina Alta, 9km in from the sea at about 65km and the most coastal vineyard of the Jerez zone. The wine has an average age of about 10 years (twenty botas were left without withdrawl and freshening for 6 years). Only 2,000 bottles of Pasada will be drawn, before this solera is allowed to naturally on-mature until it is Amontillado.

Straw yellow. Very elegant. In the mouth it is creamy and saline, with a bitter aftertaste and characteristic deep perfume of old straw.