Lustau 2022 En Rama Manzanilla San Lucar Sherry
Lustau's “3 En Rama” range comprises a Fino, from Jerez de la Frontera, another Fino from El Puerto de Santa María and a Manzanilla from Sanlúcar de Barrameda. Cellar Master Sergio Martínez carefully selects the most outstanding casks from every single Solera to create this exclusive range. To obtain the purest Sherry, Lustau brings back the “En Rama” style, which means bottling the wine straight from the cask with no additional treatment. This process usually takes place in spring, when the layer of living yeast, known as “flor” reaches its zenith. Thus, Sherry’s natural character is fully maintained and the resulting wine is one of great personality, influenced by the microclimate of the town in which it is aged.
Sanlúcar de Barrameda sits between the Atlantic Ocean the estuary of the Guadalquivir River with Atlantic breezes coming off the ocean. Its microclimate impregnates the yeast growing on the surface of the Manzanilla with a rare sea salt character.