Xixarito Manzanilla Pasada en Rama
An aged Manzanilla ‘Pasada’ and bottled ‘en Rama’ unfiltered. Great complexity is achieved from its 10 years in the solera, Xixarito Manzanilla is a perfect aperitif and accompaniment to a wide variety of foods.
Xixarito represents the second tier of wines from Bodegas Barón. An uber fashionable design led label is aimed at the more discerning and style conscious consumer or establishment.
The montage of images on the label depict events in the family’s history; these notes on the design are by Bodegas co-owner Juan Luis:
“Its design is a tribute to my grandfather’s nickname ‘Xixarito’ – it is like Chicharito (little pea) and is a reference to his bright green eyes. Each part of the label is a piece of life of my grandfather, the winery, the winery dog, my uncle Venenciando, my grandfather in disguise with my grandmother, the bull symbol, the flag of Sanlúcar, the sidecar motorcycle he had when he was young, the ship is that of Christopher Columbus. Egg with peas is the sun. There is also a story about an Elephant… but that’s for another time…”
A little obscure perhaps, but then so is the design!
A bright straw colour with a delicate bouquet reminiscent of camomile, almonds and brioche. The palate is dry and refreshing with a smooth, lingering aftertaste.