“Manzanilla is born, but does it ever die?…”
Come taste and observe the birth, adolescence and adulthood of Manzanilla with sherry bottler Alex Russan of Alexander Jules. We’ll discuss what makes Manzanilla, hailing from Sanlúcar de Barrameda, so fresh and unique within the sherry world, and taste numerous examples from the new styles of young, unfortified, flor-aged wines, Manzanillas young and old, and Manzanillas as they develop well into mature Amontillados. What kind of flor does one find in Sanlúcar? What defines a Manzanilla Pasada? And as a tangent and PSA, find out if Palo Cortado actually exists….
Alex Russan is the owner of Alexander Jules a Spanish import company and sherry label. He makes Metrick Wines in Santa Barbara County, where he also gives talks and classes on wine production and theory as a Co-founder of the California Wine School and writes about winemaking and winescience for WineMaker Magazine and SevenFiftyDaily.