Name: La Cigarrera Amontillado Sherry
Producer: La Cigarrera
From the Importer:
"The town of Sanlúcar de Barrameda holds a special distinction within the D.O. of Jerez-Xérès-Sherry: this town in the only place where Manzanilla can be produced. The distinct climate of Sanlúcar de Barrameda imparts a unique flavor to the protective yeast (known as flor) that grows on Fino Sherries. The flor here is more heavily influenced by the ocean than the flor that grows in other parts of Sherry Country. It gives a salty, ocean-like quality to the Sherry that separates it from other finos and characterizes it as a Manzanilla. Bodegas La Cigarrera is a Manzanilla producing Almacenista that began aging Sherries in 1758. In 1997 La Cigarrera’s ninth-generation cellar master Ignacio Hidalgo decided to estate bottle his Sherries so that he could sell a higher quality wine directly to the market. La Cigarrera’s Amontillado is an amazing wine that is located in the Sacristia of the bodega. The Sacristia contains Ignacio’s family’s oldest wines that have been passed down through generations. In essence it is the dowry of the bodega. There is one barrel of this Amontillado which belonged to Ignacio’s grandmother."