Pre-order now for delivery in April 2018.
Less than a month to go until Spring 2018 which means not much longer to wait for this years Bodegas Hidalgo La Gitana En Rama release.
Established in 1792, Bodegas Hidalgo is one of the oldest Sherry producers in existence. Widely regarded as the deﬁnitive Manzanilla house. Continuity and quality have always been the most important themes for this family run company now in its eighth generation.
Produced using the traditional methods of the Denomination of Origin ‘Manzanilla-Sanlúcar de Barrameda’. Vines are planted in Albariza soil in ‘Balbaina’ and ‘Miraflores’ in the Jerez Superior District. Produced from only free run juice and using only the natural yeast found on the grapes, fermentation is controlled tanks. The Wine is fortified to 15% ABV and is then matured in a ‘solera’ system, using American oak casks, under a veil of yeast or ‘flor’. It is only in Sanlúcar de Barrameda that flor can grow throughout the year, giving Manzanilla its unique light, dry style. Bottled under the original brand label ‘La Gitana’, one of Spain’s oldest wine brands. ‘En Rama’ signifies a Sherry that has been bottled almost directly from the barrel, without undergoing the usual processes to prepare a wine for bottling, such as filtering or fining. This makes the wine more intense and complex. The idea is to taste the Sherry almost as if you had visited the bodega in Spain and dipped your glass into the barrel.
A bracing expression of sherry with complex and aromatic savoury, nutty and salty characters on the nose leading to a fresh, tangy palate of hazelnuts, dried apple, citrus pith and a long finish.
How to Serve
An ideal accompaniment to tapas, olives, grilled sardines, mild cheeses, nuts and dried fruits.