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Bodegas Hidalgo Manzanilla Pasada Pastrana 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.

Pastrana is a single vineyard, on the crest of a hill near the sea, therefore cooled by the sea breezes. These grapes have great intensity of flavour. The wines are aged for longer in American oak casks than La Gitana Manzanilla. Pasada Pastrana is deeper coloured as a result, and is savoury, refreshing and hugely complex. Produced according to the traditional methods as stipulated by the controlling body of the Denomination of Origin ‘Manzanilla-Sanlúcar de Barrameda’, the vines are planted in Albariza soil in the area ‘Balbaina’ and ‘Miraflores’ in the Jerez Superior District.

The wine is produced from only free run juice, fermentation is controlled in water-cooled stainless steel tanks, using the natural yeast on the grape and it is fortified from 11.5% approx to 15% ABV using grape alcohol. The wine is then matured in ‘solera’ or ‘fractional blending’ system in casks of American oak in the coastal town of Sanlúcar de Barrameda in Andalucia. The maturation is under a veil of yeast or ‘flor’ thereby ensuring a light dry taste. Only in Sanlúcar de Barrameda can the flor grow on the wine 12 months of the year to give Manzanilla its unique style.

Tasting Notes

Clean, delicate and faintly yeasty on the nose. Dry, light, crisp but tremendously complex on the palate. Classic notes of salted almonds and orange peel. Power and refreshment combine to create the most complex and cerebral Manzanilla.

How to Serve

The ultimate tapas or light meal accompaniment. Served chilled in a wine glass.

Accolades

"I've given this a rare 20/20, a score gained by only two or three wines each year. It's the best affordable dry sherry in the world." Matthew Jukes, Daily Mail, May 2016

"Wild-heather honeyed on the nose but fresh, salty and with fresh bitter almond. Full of flavour. Some umami notes on the palate, too. Bone dry and intense and leaves the mouth clean and thirsty for more." Julia Harding MW, September 2016

Gold Medal - International Wine Challenge 2017

Categories

Sherry, Apperitifs

Country of Origin

Spain

Region

Sanlúcar de Barrameda

ABV

15.5%

Closure

Cork Stopper

Decant

No

Gift Boxed

No