New LCBO Release: Orleans Borbón Manzanilla Fina

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What makes this wine unique?

Manzanilla can only come one from place in the world, Sanlucar de Barrameda, because of its natural environment's ability to grow flor, an indigenous yeast byproduct of fermentation that when developed in this three tier microclimate of Sanlucar, creates a unique and complex style of fino wine called Manzanilla.

Orleans Borbón Manzanilla Fina

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In 1849, during an exploration expedition of Andalucía, Don Antonio de Orleans, the Duke of Montpensier and son of King Louis Philippe of France, fell in love with the magical fishing village of Sanlucar de Barrameda and planted his roots there. Don Antonio de Orleans began cultivating vineyards and slowly building the foundation for the family tradition that would become Sherry. A century later, his Brandy and Sherry business carries on today as Bodegas los Infantes de Orleans Borbón.

The classically built winery within Sanlucar de Barrameda, cellars some of the finest sherry soleras in the region. Today, Infantes de Orleans de Borbons is owned by the Spanish Royal Family and until very recently, these wines were sold only in very limited quantities outside of the Royal House -- wines fit for a King.

Tasting Notes

Straw in color with tangy aromas of the sea rounded out by fruity lemon curd, almond skin, toasted bread and yeasty notes on the palate, this Manzanilla has a complexity fit for a King.

Fine Manzanilla like this should be consumed like any fine white wine: shared with delicious food and better company. Served nicely chilled, it's the perfect match for little bites of salty foods like fried anything, shellfish and oysters, cured meats, olives, almonds, cheese and even sushi, not to mention the perfect picnic nip.

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