Dios Baco | Riá Pitá Manzanilla Sherry


Dios Baco Riá Pitá Manzanilla Sherry
Rated 90

Riá Pitá is an onomatopoeia, a reproduction of the sound made by castanets as they rattle in flamenco music. Bodegas Dios Baco named their Manzanilla after this peculiar word – the label depicts a woman playing the castanets. Note that their Fino also draws its inspiration from flamenco: Bulería is a style typical for Jerez.

As Dios Baco a is based in Jerez de la Frontera, and Manzanilla has to be produced from Sanlúcar, this isn’t sourced from their own soleras.

Riá Pitá is selected and composed by the owner José Páez Morilla, and it is bottled at an age of around 8 years old. It comes in a long, straight bottle of 500ml.

Alcohol 15%

Nose: nicely in the middle of the normal Manzanilla style and an older, richer Manzanilla Pasada. It’s fresh with a moderate yeastiness but there are subtle hints of autolysis as well (whiffs of horse stables). Lots of chamomile. Salted almonds. Some sea spray, soft Mediterranean herbs and plenty of green olives and apple.

Palate: full-bodied. More apples, lemon and lime, it feels slightly younger than on the nose. Soft nutty notes – that’s the Manzanilla Pasada style again – with a subdued acidity but a higher than average bitterness. Medium flor notes. Briny notes set in towards the finish. The notes of olive juice return, joined by citrus zest.

Dimensions 10 × 6 × 10 in

500ml, 6 Bottles