Las Canciones No. 1 'Mirador' Manzanilla is a bottling of manzanilla selected with the help of Willy Perez and Ramiro Ibañez of M. Ant. De La Riva from the almacenista Bodegas del Río, in Sanlúcar de Barrameda, led by 3rd generation capatáz, Luís del Río. Saca I is a single barrel bottling of 500 bottles from bota #18, while Saca II comes from three botas and consists of 1500 bottles.
"Las Canciones” is to be a series of barrel-selected sherries named after songs. “Mirador” Manzanilla is named after Nick’s song of the same title, released in December 2020, inspired by Mirador de San Nicolás in Granada, Spain, a church and lookout or watchtower overlooking the city and the Alhambra.
Both Saca I and Saca II are young, lively expressions of manzanilla with an average of 3yrs in solera with intense notes of citrus, sea shells, and salt. Literally a stone’s throw from the sandy, brackish delta of the Guadalquivir River, just a short drive north past the very end of the Bajo de Guía, it truly captures the terroir of Barrio Bajo in Sanlúcar. The botas were selected from a row of barrels along the warmer wall of the bodega leading to a fresher, more playful character.
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