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Bodegas Hidalgo La Gitana Manzanilla Sherry

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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 seventh generation.

Manzanilla La Gitana is produced according to the traditional methods as stipulated by the controlling body of the Denomination of Origin ‘ManzanillaSanlúcar de Barrameda’. Vines are planted in Albariza soil in ‘Balbaina’ and ‘Miraflores’ in the Jerez Superior District (200ha approx). Produced from only free run juice and using only the natural yeast found on the grapes, controlled fermentation takes place in water-cooled stainless steel tanks.

The Wine is then fortified to 15% ABV using grape alcohol. It is then matured in ‘solera’ or ‘fractional blending’ systems using American oak casks, in the coastal town of Sanlúcar de Barrameda. Maturation occurs under a veil of yeast or ‘flor’, ensuring a light dry taste. It is only in Sanlúcar de Barrameda that flor can grow 12 months of the year, giving Manzanilla its unique style. La Gitana is bottled exclusively by Bodegas Hidalgo-La Gitana S.A. Under the original brand label ‘La Gitana’, one of Spain’s oldest wine brands and today, one of the country’s most popular.

Tasting Notes

Dry and refreshing, with apple, straw and nutty flavours all underscored by a salty tanginess. Lightweight, subtle and balanced. A perfect introduction to sherry.

How to Serve

Served chilled. Fantastic aperitif and an ideal accompaniment to tapas, sea food, white meats, mild cheeses and nuts               

Accolades

“There is nothing more nerve-jangling and uplifting than an ice-cold glass of dry Manzanilla sherry…this style of sherry comes exclusively from the idyllic town of Sanlucar de Barrameda and it’s the perfect wine with all manner of canapés and nibbles." Matthew Jukes, Daily Mail, September 2014

"Fresh with the sea and dried grasses. Not as austere as I remember it, quite full in the mouth with some tart apricot fruit. Still tangy and classically Manzanilla but a little more fruit." Julia Harding MW, September 2016

Categories

Sherry, Apperitifs

Country of Origin

Spain

Region

Sanlúcar de Barrameda

ABV

15%

Closure

Cork Stopper

Decant

No

Gift Boxed

No