Stumbling across a winery plot like Barbadillo’s is quite something. If you were to wander through the large and small buildings, the gridded doors, the bricks, the old asbestos roof tiles, the detrital limestone ground and even the streets that have all been named accordingly, you would find yourself being taken on a journey through history. A journey that will have you asking, what happened to Pastora? Where did she end up?
The Manzanilla missed her, so too did the old drinker, almost the oldest of them all. Pastora is an aged Manzanilla that has undergone a long process of biological ageing, and that was deeply rooted in the Solear solera before going on to occupying a very specific area of the La Pastora winery, facing towards the river, right on the embankment that divides Sanlúcar’s upper and lower quarters. This winery is the ideal environment for biological ageing.