Manzanilla harmonizes perfectly with seafood paella, the fresh and salty notes of the wine highlight the sea flavor of the rice.


300 gr 
Round rice, Bomba variety or Calasparra
king prawns
1/4 kg 
1 kg 
1 kg 
1 spine 
monkfish or hake with its head
green pepper finely chopped
100 gr 
green beans chopped
big tomato grated
garlic cloves chopped
olive oil 
to taste
to taste
Saffron in strand 
to taste


For the stock, peel prawns and place heads and skins in a saucepan, add the fish bones and heads and boil in a liter of water for about 30-40 minutes. 

Meanwhile, in a paellera (paella pan) or flat saucepan, heat four tablespoons of olive oil and fry one chopped clove of garlic until golden. 

Add the finely chopped pepper, along with the green beans, then add the grated tomato along with the other finely chopped garlic clove.  This is what´s known as sofrito, saute for about 15 minutes and then add the mussels and as soon as the shells open remove them from the pan. 

Add peeled prawns and if it's looking dry add a little more oil.  Add the rice to the pan and mix through then add the broth (use double quantity stock to the rice) and a few strands of saffron.  Bring to the boil and then reduce to a simmer allowing to cook for about 25 minutes.   Ten minutes before the dish is ready add the prawns to the paella. 

Allow the paella to stand for about 5 minutes and serve with garnishes of lemon. 

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Pairing Manzanilla with food

Manzanilla combines perfectly with fish and seafood, as well as with salted fish and cured meats.

Thanks to its low acidity, it is, together with Fino, the perfect choice to accompany salads, cold soups and dressings. 

Manzanilla fast facts

Always serve very chilled

Use an ice bucket with both ice and water to serve chilled between 6 & 8º C.

The wine of the sea

Perfect with fish, seafood and all styles of food from the sea.

Style of Glass

In traditional wide rimmed catavinos or in a white wine glass.

Analytic data

  • Alcoholic content 15 y 19% vol. (normally 15% vol.)
  • Sugar < 5 gr. / litre (normally < 1 gr. / litre)
  • Total Acidity (tartaric) 3 - 5 gr. / litre
  • Volatile Acidity (acetic) <0,25 gr. / litre
  • Very Low In Glycerine Content < 2 gr. / litre
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