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Emilio Lustau,S.A.
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White wine D.O. Jerez - D.O. Manzanilla Medium Amontillado "Los Arcos", Andalucía, Spain

Type: White wine
Quantity: 0.75 L
Alcohol content: 18.5%
Price: 13.00 €
Bottle closure: Natural cork
Maturing: Solera
Registration number: #EL-L936

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Last reviewed: 24 February, 2020

The DO area in the province of Cádiz, located in the region of Andalusia on the Atlantic coast, is called "Jerez/Xérèz/Sherry y Manzanilla de Sanlúcar Barrameda" in its full name, and comprises around 10,500 hectares of vineyards. In the centre of the "Golden Triangle" are the three towns that give the area its name: Jerez de la Frontera, El Puerto de Santa Maria and Sanlúcar de Barrameda. Strictly speaking, this is a double-DO or two sub-areas. The designation "Jerez-Xérès-Sherry" applies to the sherry, which is the eastern DO area. The western DO area with special climatic conditions is "Manzanilla de Sanlúcar Barrameda", where the special sherry...

The second largest of the 17 autonomous regions in the south of Spain (Spanish: Andalucía), comprising eight provinces. It is bordered to the east by the region of Murcia, and to the north by the regions of Extremadura and La Mancha. It is the oldest wine region in Spain, as the Phoenicians founded the port city of Gadir (today's Cádiz) as early as 1,100 BC and exported wine. Even during the 700-year rule of the Moors until the end of the 15th century, wine continued to be produced here on a limited scale, but mainly sultanas. The Moors transformed the area into a large garden and it was called "paradise on earth"....

Viticulture in Spain has an ancient tradition, as vines were cultivated here at least 5,000 years ago. The Phoenicians founded the city of Gadir (Cádiz) around 1100 BC and traded heavily in wine in the Mediterranean region. The first flowering occurred in 200 BC, because the Romans loved the wine from Baetica (Andalusia). Development was halted by the Moorish invasion in 711. For religious reasons, the Muslims cleared large parts of the vineyards or only allowed the production of sultanas. They brought with them the art of distillation, which was not used for alcoholic beverages, however, but for essential oils, as...

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