"Don Zoilo" Manzanilla
Williams and Humbert Sherries
Estate grown Palomino grapes from vineyard Jerez Superior Balbaina
For over 130 years, Bodegas Williams & Humbert have been producing the finest sherries and brandies as well as a diverse portfolio of spirits, utilizing one of the most traditional methods of ageing, the solera method. Founded in 1877 by Sir Alexander Williams and Arthur Humbert, Bodega Williams & Humbert helped to establish the creation of the Jerez-Xérès-Brandy Quality Demarcation. The Bodega is now owned by the Medina family, a local winemaking family with long roots in Sherry production. Family-owned and operated, they produce a variety of high quality sherries using the traditional solera aging method, whereby small amounts of younger wines are systematically blended with more mature wines over a period of time.TERROIR & VINTAGE NOTES
Located in the heart of Jerez de la Frontera, the Bodega has more than 1,200 acres of vineyards and the largest wine cellar in Europe.
Jerez has a unique white soil called Albariza, composed of marine microalgae sedimentation. This chalky soil has a high content of calcium carbonate and limestone, similar to what you find in Chablis and Champagne. It’s white color reflects sunlight back to the vines and it is extremely porous, allowing for excellent water retention that is vital during the hot summer months in this region of southern Spain.WINEMAKING
Palomino grapes used in combination with the traditional Solera method - where small amounts of younger wines are systematically blended with the more mature wine over a period of time.AGING
Palomino grapes aged in oak casks for 5 years in the traditional Solera method. It must be aged in wineries located in “Sanlúcar de Barrameda” as the microclimate there makes Manzanilla even saltier and more pungent than fino sherry.TASTING NOTES
Brilliant, pale gold in color. On the nose, intense, complex aromas reminiscent of the yeast layer with a hint of almond. Delicate yet full-bodied palate, with character and elegance. A long aftertaste and nose. The perfect chilled aperitif accompanied by a high-quality cheese, ham, dried fruits and/or seafood.