DE LA RIVA NV 'LA RIVA' MANZANILLA FINA MIRAFLORES BAJA SANLUCAR
Sourced from Bodegas de Rio, an almancenista that is used by sherry mavens La Guita and the like. De la Riva has their own vineyards and produces their own wines and then they are finished in a traditional way in a larger Bodegas. This is all salty and light Manzanilla with a clean, almost ashy quality on the finish. It is so exciting to see Jerez move to more and more grower-produced sherries, and this old school vineyard/winery was essentially "rescued" by two young winemakers to preserve the tradition of making and bottling independent Sherry.