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Hidalgo La Gitana, Bodegas
www.lagitana.es

La Gitana Sherry is produced by Bodegas Hidalgo. Hidalgo is a long-established bodega in Sanlúcar, with its origins in the 18th Century. The Hidalgo family moved from northern Spain to Andalucía at that time and established a salina for the production of salt.

The family entered the sherry business in 1792, when José Pantaleón Hidalgo acquired a bodega from his father-in-law. Since that time, the business has remained a family concern, passed through six generations. Keeping the operation small has allowed the family to maintain control and to favour the production of quality wines over quantity.

They occupy the same premises in the centre of Sanlúcar de Barrameda that they did two centuries ago, and own over 200 hectares of vineyards which include some ancient vines, up to eighty years old.

Amontillado Heredad Hidalgo Medium

Palomino Fino

A full amber coloured, medium sweet sherry with a complex and elegant nutty character that is long on the palate. Best served in a wine glass it is wonderful with pates and cheeses: brilliant with desserts.

SKU: 186775

Amontillado Napoleon Seco

Palomino Fino

This wine is initially matured to become a Manzanilla and then "oxidatively" aged in oak "butts" to become an Amontillado with dry, amber coloured and well aged wine with a full nutty aroma and a very long on the palate. Full, dry and smooth with a rich, nutty and penetrating aroma best presented in a wine glass, served at room temperature as an aperitif or enjoyed with cured delicacies, cheeses or soups.

Silver Medal - International Wine Challenge 2006

SKU: 813212

Brandy Gran Solera Reserva - 200

Spirits

From the limited private stocks of the family, this refined and complex brandy was first bottled on the occasion of the bicentennary of the company. Matured using the ancient solera system in century old butts that originally contained Oloroso Sherry; over time the colour, rich flavours and aromatic complexities of the wood and the sherry are imparted into this dry and exceptianally smooth brandy.

Definitely for meditation after a good meal or for a night-cap! Enjoy at room temperature slowly and thoughtfully.

SKU: 879031

Fino Classica

Palomino Fino

Matured under a veil of yeast ("la flor") it is a dry, crisp, delicate and balanced wine; straw yellow in colour.  Recognized as one of the best aperitifs.  Served slightly chilled in a wine glass, it goes particularly well with , tapas, cured hams, fish, seafood, mild cheeses and nuts.

SKU: 615005

Manzanilla Sherry - La Gitana .375L

Palomino Fino

A dry, fresh, crisp and delicate manzanilla sherry matured under a thick veil of yeast 'la flor' in the coastal town of Sanlucar de Barrameda. This wine is a bright pale straw colour, with a clean, delicate and faintly yeasty apple nose. It is dry, light, crisp and smooth with a tangy fresh finish.

Gold Medal - International Wine Challenge 2005

Wine Spectator Top 100

92 Points - Wines & Spirits 2017

SKU: 124594

Manzanilla Sherry - La Gitana .750L

Palomino Fino

A dry, fresh, crisp and delicate manzanilla sherry matured under a thick veil of yeast 'la flor' in the coastal town of Sanlucar de Barrameda. This wine is a bright pale straw colour, with a clean, delicate and faintly yeasty apple nose. It is dry, light, crisp and smooth with a tangy fresh finish.

Gold Medal - International Wine Challenge 2005

Wine Spectator Top 100

92 Points - Wines & Spirits 2017

SKU: 34801

Manzanilla Sherry - La Gitana En Rama

Palomino Fino

Manzanilla la Gitana en Rama is traditionally produced from the must of the palomino fino grape variety, meticulously grown on white albariza soils, highly prized for obtaining fine musts of a high quality. The grapes are grown from Hidalgo's own vines situated in our Balbiana and Miraflores Estates, considered to be the best within the region of Jerez. La Gitana en Rama is produced only from free run juice without any pressure being exerted. Matured using the traditional “Criaderas y Solera” process, in butts made of American oak under a veil of “flor” formed by the yeasts.

Yellow gold colour, with green tinges that evoke the grape variety and must from which it originates. It has an aroma that is complex, pungent, oily and delicate. The characteristic aromas that originate from its elaboration imbue this type of wine with a peculiar personality influenced by the proximity of our cellars to the sea and the fresh fragrance of the ocean breeze. On the palate it is fresh, dry, it has light mouth feel with a touch of bitterness. Should be served chilled, ideal with all types of tapas, fish, shellfish, white meats, salads, vegetarian dishes, smoked meats; think of her as the "great hostess" of any aperitif.

94 Points - Wines & Spirits 2017

SKU: 339457

Manzanilla Sherry Single Vineyard - Pastrana

Palomino Fino

A dry, crisp and smooth white wine produced from Palomino Fino grapes of a single vineyard. Matured in the coastal town of Sanlúcar de Barrameda with in the DO of "Manzanilla di Sanlúcar del Barrameda."

Old gold with a slight mahogany hue, this wine has salty and nutty aromas and flavours. Elegant delicated flavours, persistent, well-balanced and powerful.  It should be served chilled in a wine glass; it is a wonderful aperitif with tapas, olives, nuts, patés, consommes and fish dishes.

Silver Medal - International Wine Challenge 2003

95 Points - Wines & Spirits 2017

SKU: 578278

Oloroso Seco - Faraon

Palomino Fino

A sherry that is matured "oxidatively," in the the solera system for several years, in American Oak "butts" which results in a rich smooth dry wine with a full walnut aroma. Characterized by a full rich amber colour; walnut and woody aromas; a dry but rich flavour possessing a hint of sweetness and, a smooth velvety finish. Serve at room temperature as an aperitif or the game dishes and cheeses.

91 Points - Wine Enthusiast

SKU: 188425

Palo Cortado - Wellington

Palomino Fino

A very fine old sherry (aged 20+years in American Oak butts) with a smooth nutty aroma a flavour. The estate grown Palomino Fino gapes are fermented and then lightly foritified to 15% alcohol. First matured under a floating veil of yeast ("la flor") then, once the yeast dies off it is followed by an long period of oxidative maturation without the "flor" in the ancient Solera system (creating an Amontillado); giving the wine its particular and unique qualities.

Best served in a wine glass, it goes particularly well as an aperitif with nuts and cured ham, or with smoked cheeses and char-grilled beef.

91 points   Wine Spectator            "Alluring sandalwood and musk notes lead the way, followed by elegant ginger, cedar, date, persimmon and hazelnut husk accents.Offers a brisk, tightly focused finish. Drink now." —J.M. (June 2014)

SKU: 247239

Pedro Ximenez - Triana

Pedro Ximenez

The Pedro Ximenez grapes are left out in the sun to raisin prior to pressing. Then aged for many years in the solera system resulting in an opulently sweet wine, with full flavours of figs and dried plums. Very dark iodine intense colour with aromss of raisins and prunes highlighted by opulemt caramel and raisin flavours. Serve at room temperature with puddings, cakes, ice cream and other desserts.

Gold Medals - International Wine Challenge 2006 and 2003

Decanter Wine Magazine Awards 2006

SKU: 175786