As with the regular Deliciosa, the Deliciosa En Rama is around 6 years of average age and made with grapes from the pago Miraflores. Its solera system consists of six criaderas and the solera stage. The En Rama version is said to maintain some energetic youthfulness while showing the complexity that comes with age. Only one bottling is made each year in spring.
Nose: less wild than La Guita, this is a more vertical version. There’s slightly less flor but lots of tense saline notes, a slightly acidic spike and mineral hints (wet limestone). Mediterranean herbs, green apples, soft bakery notes too (salty dough).
Mouth: lots of yeasty freshness, including a light waxy edge. Very dry, but more sapid and perhaps a little sharper than other Manzanillas, although there’s a trace of quince sweetness as well. Bitter almonds. Dried grasses and olive brine. Long, savoury finish.
The perfect foil for olives, anchovies or fried seafood