Manzanilla is very distinctive with some notes of biological ageing, with aromas of roasted almonds, orange peel, and hints of flowers in the background. Complex and silky attack, followed by notes of dried fruits, stone fruits, and citrus, with a sherry-like finish.
Andalusia is the most southerly wine region of Spain. This very hot and dry region with vineyards looking like moonscape benefits from Atlantic, Mediterranean, or Mountain influence. Andalusia is home of famous Sherry and other dessert wines, mostly based on Pedro Ximenez, Muscat, and Palomino.
Mediterranean climate with mountain influence
The soils in Andalusia are really heterogeneous. The diversity and the quality of the region's soils make it excellent base for any kind of agriculture, including thriving vines. Plus, the climate variations found throughout the vast region account for all the different types of Andalusian wines. In the province of Cádiz, the "Sherry Triangle", the secret lies in the chalky, crumbly, moisture-retaining albariza soil, combined with the damp climate, which encourages the growth of the flor.