La Gitana Manzanilla Anniversary Limited Edition 75cl

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Country Spain
Brand La Gitana Manzanilla
Size 75cl
ABV 15%
Closure Type Cork
Food Match Fantastic aperitif and an ideal accompaniment to tapas, sea food, white meats, mild cheeses and nuts.

Bodegas Hidalgo Manzanilla La Gitana Aniversario is a very special limited-edition Sherry released to celebrate the 225th anniversary of the foundation of the Hidalgo La Gitana Winery, started by Mr. Jose Pantaleon in 1792 (when King George III was ruling Great Britain). This extraordinary Sherry with a limited production has been aged for 15 years in their San Luis winery just 3km from the Atlantic Ocean. This special edition shares the characteristics of all Bodegas Hidalgo Manzanillas: elegance, finesse and saltyness.

Clear deep gold color with green hue. Pronounce intensity, pungent and powerful with aromas of chamomile, marzipan, smokiness and cooked almonds. Very elegant, silky and creamy on the mouth. Reminiscence of chalk and saltiness. A very long finish and complexity.

“For the very first time, a second 20/20 from this esteemed estate – Pasada Pastrana-style wine with an extra three years ageing and it is being released this year to celebrate the 225th anniversary of Bodegas Hidalgo. It is perfect.” 20/20 Matthew Jukes, Money Week, April 2017

Country Of Origin: Spain

Established in 1792, Bodegas Hidalgo is one of the oldest Sherry producers in existence, with the ebullient sixth generation Javier Hidalgo now in charge of what is widely regarded as the definitive Manzanilla house. Passing from father to son, continuity and quality have always been the most important themes for the company, which today uses only grapes from their own vineyards in Jérez Superior.

The Manzanillas, premium and aged Sherries produced by the Bodega are seen as benchmarks of quality and style the world over. Using the best Palomino Fino grapes grown in bright albariza soils, gradual biological ageing via the solera process under natural flor produces the innately saline, fresh Manzanillas of Sanlucar.

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 (200 Ha 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.

Country Of Origin: Spain

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