Uva 44 Manzanilla En Rama
A limited edition collaboration between Bodegas Barón and Owen and Tom of Bar 44 Group.
En Rama sherry is typically bottled one a year, in spring, from selected butts and with lower intervention – the sherry equilivent of the ‘natural wine’ trend
This – their third year of selection – is produced in a younger criadera/scale of the Anselmo Paz Solera, with an average of 5 years ageing, and is bottled unfiltered.
Very popular with novices and sherry lovers alike.
A deeper pale straw colour, with Manzanilla aromas of fruit and cut grass. A fuller, rounded style yet encompassing classic salty notes on the palate with refreshing bitterness on the finish.
Perfect to partner with all round tapas, seafood rice dishes, prawns, sushi, or fish and chips!
About the Producer
Bodegas Barón can trace its origins back to 1631 and thus be considered the oldest of sherry bodegas.
In its present structure it was founded by Manuel Barón Fernández in 1895 who acquired some old soleras from Anselmo Paz, an almacenista in Sanlúcar de Barrameda. Manuel Barón’s wife, though, had a much older family history in sherry.
Today, ten generations later, the company is owned by Jose Rodriguez Jiménez and his sons Juan Luis and Jose. It has been in their hands since 1984 and the young brothers are a dynamic force, who in 2014 oversaw the makeover of the entire range with new styles and importantly new labels. It is both one of the oldest and one of the most progressive quality producers – and new to the UK market.
It consists of two bodegas: Molinillos, the oldest in Sanlúcar, whose central naves date back to 1631 and where the 150 year old soleras of Anselmo Paz are guarded. The larger, more modern, El Hato is used for storage and holds 10,000 butts. They own three vineyards (around 140ha), all on albariza soil: Finca Atalaya (previously owned by Osborne), Finca Martín Miguel and Finca Poedo; of which 50ha are in Sanlúcar de Barrameda for the production of Manzanilla.
Barón has rebranded its production into three contemporary brands – Micaela, Xixarito and Soluqua – all with modern, eye-catching labels.