nv Delgado Zuleta “La Goya” Manzanilla DO, Sanlucar de Barrameda, Dry Sherry, Spain.
The La Goya Manzanilla is the premium version of Delgado Zuleta offerings made from older solera Manzanilla Pasada, crafted by this old Bodega, originally founded in 1744 near the Guadalquivir River mouth right on the Atlantic. This bright and tangy dry Sherry has classic Manzanilla vibrancy and sea breeze/salty character and is very fresh and zesty with dried tropical fruits, orange rind, peachy notes, chalk and oily pecan along with a briny core and citrus layers. The older aged Pasada adds to the complexity and nuttiness while remaining light and vibrant, this is very interesting and stylish Manzanilla that will play nicely with or without food, but maybe best with tapas or cheese plates. The Sherry region is mysterious and underrated, especially these dry perky styles from the ancient vines growing out of the coastal sand dunes right near the ocean and Sanlucar de Barrameda in particular, these are wonderful wines and an unique terroir, it is time to rediscover Sherry and the La Goya by Delgado Zuleta is a great place to start. ($17 Est. 375ml) 92 Points, grapelive