Pastora was the first Manzanilla ever to appear on the market in a bottled form, at a time when Manzanilla was mostly a local wine that was sold directly to consumers in bars (by the glass or in their own container). We’re talking 1827, actually the same year in which the first mention of the word Manzanilla appeared in shipping documents.
Intense, with some sharp briney notes and piercing, almost acetatic green apple notes. Punchy yeast as well, including a hint of bitterness, but also mellow notes like hay and butter. Becomes a little rounder over time, with yellow apple and chamomile, as well as a subtle sweet touch. A really smooth entry, but with a lot of complexity, gradually growing wider, with more intense saline and savoury notes. Touches of herbal bitterness and mineral notes. Toasted hazelnuts. Very yeasty but at the same time some fruity notes before moving into a long, salty and warming finish.