£15.25/ 0.75 L btl
Wine Manzanilla en Rama La Gitana
|Alcohol content i||15.0%|
|Bottle size||0.75 L|
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.
The 'en rama' Finos or Manzanillas are wines that have been bottled without cold stabilisation, with very light filtration, avoiding as much as possible any treatment before bottling, so that there is very little difference between the wine tasted directly from the cask and what we encounter in the bottle. By this means, the Manzanilla en Rama La Gitana allows us discover all the pureness of a perfectly crafted Manzanilla. From the cask to the glass, as they like to say in the winery itself.
100% Palomino Fino grapes matured in the winery's century-old soleras, plus the 12 or 13 years in 150 year-old American oak casks, confer on the Manzanilla en Rama La Gitana maximum expression that picks up all the cellar's nuances. A straw-yellow colour and smelling of the sea, with complex and pungent aromas, revealing typical notes from its biological ageing: dried fruits and nuts, yeast, antique wood, herbs and salty whiffs. Fresh and light on the palate, unctuous and delicate too.
- ViewDeep yellow / Bright
- Bouquet:Complex / Elegant / Saline notes / Ageing notes / Spices
- Mouth:Balanced / Ageing notes / Spicy notes / Slightly bitter
En Rama refers to wines that are in their most natural state, i.e this Sherry is not fined or filtered so it’s as close as you’ll get to drinking the liquid straight from the barrel. Not only that, the grapes are taken from the very best vineyard sites and the wine is produced in very limited quantities. This Sherry is stunning with a great tang that you would expect from a good Manzanilla, but the en Rama style adds a broader, richer texture to the already saline, bone dry style and it is full of citrus flavours. Liquid Gold!by: John Cumby (31/07/2018)
Lovely dry sherry
If you like Fino sherry you will love this dry and flavoursome light drink. Must be served chilled and not kept in the bottle too long or you will spoil its crispy taste, It should be ok in the fridge for 2 to 3 weeks but that is all.by: mcaminante (02/11/2019)
simply special stuff
The minimal filtration means that this manzanilla retains a lot more of the classic flor aroma. Close your eyes and you can imagine yourself in a bodega in Sanlucar, with a copita filled straight from the cask by a venencia,by: email@example.com (01/11/2019)
Excellent. I visited them 15 years ago; the wine is just the same.
An exceedingly dry, flinty, aromatic, lovely flavoured drink. I began my relationship with Manzanilla in the 1960s and have never lost my pleasure when drinking it - now aged 89!by: Leif (17/08/2020)
Very good food wine.
Very good unfiltered manzanilla. Its in a powerful stile that can take a big range of food. My favorite biological matured sherry in its price class.
Wine from 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...