The name Aurora has a long history in Sanlúcar de Barrameda, dating back to the introduction of this wine in 1907. It refers to Aurora Ambrosse Lacave, the wife of Pedro Romero and the owner of the bodega after the death of her husband in 1911. She was a pioneering female executive in the sherry trade. The fact that a woman was running a winery over a hundred years in Southern Spain, does give more singularity to this brand and a source of inspiration to many women.
The bodega is currently owned by Bodegas Yuste, its owner Francisco Yuste has been producing Manzanilla wines for over 25 years. Yuste rescued the legendary brand Aurora and has now incorporated the Manzanilla into his own soleras, resulting in a Manzanilla of 8-10 years old, bottled with minimal treatment. The solera of Aurora has eight stages. In the past Aurora has been bottled as a Manzanilla Pasada but in recent times (in line with the general market tendency) it became a slightly younger Manzanilla. Nonetheless it is still older than most others.
Funnily, Yustes wife, daughter and granddaughter are also called Aurora!
Great as an apperitif with almonds and Jamon Iberico, also with any type of seafood but particularly good with Sanlucar King Prawns.
15% ABV / 500ml / Contains Sulphites