Lustau Manzanilla Papirusa
£16.50/ 0.75 L btl
Made using 100% Palomino grapes, Lustau Manzanilla Papirusa ages under a veil of yeast, known as the ‘yeast flower’, in Sanlúcar de Barrameda, with a damp micro-climate and the sea breeze around the mouth of the River Guadalquivir. The word Papirusa means beautiful and elegant, and it was the name of the doll Emilio Lustau gave to the daughter of Joaquín Burgos, the first manager of the Bodegas Lustau winery, back in the 1940s.
What does this wine taste like?
It displays a bright yellow colour with golden glints. Aromas of chamomile, sea breeze and green apples delight the nose, with notes of hay and fennel in the background. After a few minutes, smoky tones appear, reminiscent of roasted nuts and the gentle notes of yeast flower.
An extremely dry wine with a light-medium body, fresh and crisp on the palate, and expressing a fine bitterness and good length. A splendid blend of saltiness and rich flavours makes it an irresistible and mouth-watering Sherry wine.
Drinking and storing
Enjoy it straight away, at a cool temperature of around 8ºC using a white wine glass or a wine-tasting glass.
Iberian ham / Seafood / Oysters / Fried fish / Ceviches / Sushi e sashimi
Wine critics reviewsReviews by Parker and Jancis Robinson
Clean, crisp, refreshing
Having visited the Lustau Bodega twice, this is the sherry I look forward to sampling, every time. On the surface, it is clean, crisp, refreshing, with just a hint of the sea. However there are also a number of subtle complexities with hints of almonds, lemon and chamomile that make this a slightly more mature, quality Manzanilla.
Some years ago was introduced to this Manzanilla by a merchant after a walking tour of the old Muslim quarter of Granada. Initially, I had to travel 100 miles to purchase supplies. Then it was available only from a London wine merchant. But now I have found Vinissimus and I can obtain the best Manzanilla with ease and I am happy once again. My only regret is that I didn't find Vinissimus all those years ago.
We recently had a weekend break in Barcelona and tried metamorphika orange wine. Very glad to find it available here.
Just what I was looking for - an excellent example of this sherry type.
A very nice dry Manzanilla with a clean finish at a great price
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The original company was founded in 1896 by Don José Ruiz-Berdejo, a wholesaler who grew vines on an estate that is still in the family, and sold his wines to the large exporting bodegas. Don Emilio Lustau Ortega, his son-in-law, established the bodega in 1940 in the old quarter of Jerez de la Frontera, from where the company has been exporting its wines since 1950. Over the next 40 years, there was considerable development, including new bodega facilities, until in 1990 the...