Emilio Lustau was established in 1896 and was initially a small family concern until the founder`s son-in-law placed it on a business footing. The firm is perhaps best known as pioneering the Almacenista system, whereby individual dry sherries are produced from small private holdings. These are bottled under Lustau`s name but with the individual bodega's name on the label as well. Today they are amongst the most sought-out Sherries in the region. The firm also produces superb wines from its recently acquired 170-hectare Montenegrillo vineyard.
An archetypical Manzanilla, aged in the cathedral-like calm of Lustau’s Bodega in Sanlucar De Barramada. Sea breezes, carried down the Guadalquivir Estuary, add inimitable freshness to this poised and poignant wine. Almonds with a twist of citric acidity inform a palate which has few peers as an al fresco aperitif, with or without a plate of mariscos.
Bright yellow colour with golden reflections. This Manzanilla is laced with sea breeze scents and pleasant chamomile and flor aromas. Bone dry and light, fresh and crisp, with a hint of sea salt on the palate. Delicate and refreshingly acid with a lingering aftertaste. Papirusa means “elegant and beautiful”. It was the name of the doll that Emilio Lustau gave the daughter of Joaquín Burgos, first manager of Bodegas Lustau in the ’40s.