Manzanilla is the pale dry Fino style Sherry from Sanlúcar de Barrameda where the Guadalquivir joins the Atlantic. The humidity allows a healthy growth of wild yeasts (flor) on the wine giving it a complex and delicious yeasty floral saline character.
Fino is the pale dry style of Sherry from Jerez and El Puerto de Santa Maria. As this Jerez wine ages in barrel wild yeasts (flor) settle on the wine giving it a complex and delicious yeasty character while protecting it from oxidation and making it really dry.
Natural Amontillado is dry Sherry. It starts life as a Fino but when the flor yeast dies off it continues ageing oxidatively. It thus has the best of both worlds: the crisp freshness of Fino and a nutty depth of body from the oxidation process giving a charming wine.
Natural Oloroso is dry Sherry. It never develops flor yeast and only ages oxidatively giving it a deep mahogany colour. Its name means “fragrant” which it is, and it is full bodied and generous with nutty walnut notes. It is sometimes blended with sweet Pedro Ximénez to make Cream Sherry.