£12.74/ btl 0.75 L
Details for Amontillado Napoleón
Located in Sanlúcar de Barrameda, where it is considered quite an institution, Bodegas Hidalgo La Gitana is currently run by the fifth generation of the Hidalgo family and possesses more than 200 hectares of vineyards on the Balbaina and Miraflores estates, the best in the Jerez District. The winery, barely 300 metres from the mouth of the River Guadalquivir, benefits from a maritime influence for maturing the wines, which leaves its mark upon the ageing and special characteristics of their range of Manzanillas, Amontillados and Olorosos.
Amontillados are Finos which have begun the oxidation process, relinquishing somewhat their delicate and saline character, and acquiring a more profound, complex and expressive profile. Made from Palomino Fino grapes, the Amontillado Napoleón undergoes a maturation of 12 years in the criadera and solera system, which results in a pungent and very aromatic Amontillado.
An Amontillado exhibiting nuances from biological ageing, with the most notable being notes of dried fruits and nuts, oak, toast and raisins. With a definite saltiness, but pleasantly crisp, dry and persistent on the palate. Ideal to accompany aperitifs, white meats, blue cheeses, cured cheeses and savoury dishes.
Oily fish / White meats / Cured cheeses / Aperitifs / Starters
- ViewBright / Greenish glints / Amber / Luminous
- Bouquet:Wood / Sharp / Dried fruit and nuts / Gentle / Hazelnuts
- Mouth:Elegant / Smooth / Dry
A lovely example of a dry and complex amontillado, great as an aperitif or with cheese.For some reason these wines are hard to find in UK.by: ledu david (11/12/2017)
Ai-je manqué quelque chose ? Il y a comme un manque de corps, du dilué...Il y a bien mieux !!! Je déconseille.by: Pascal (13/12/2016)
Une belle découverte !
J'ai choisi ce vin à cause de son bon rapport qualité-prix pour organiser une dégustation de vins de Jerez. Il a fait une forte impression. Superbe couleur de palissandre. Le nez est très expressif, avec de belles notes de noix. Bouche longue et bien structurée. Finale propre, pas d'amertume.
Bodegas Hidalgo La Gitana
Founded in 1792 by Don José Pantaleón Hidalgo, Bodegas Hidalgo La Gitana is one of the oldest wineries in the Marco de Jerez region and among the few that have maintained their independent, family-run structure. Located in Sanlúcar de Barrameda, where it is considered quite an institution, the company is run nowadays by the family's fifth generation and is the main producer of Manzanilla, the winery's star product which has won awards in numerous national and international...