Hidalgo, Manzanilla "La Gitana" Sherry
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Hidalgo, Manzanilla "La Gitana" Sherry

Item # 56972 500mL

Spain's top-selling Manzanilla, Hidalgo's highly aromatic La Gitana has a yeasty nose of apples, lemons and almonds. Crisp and refreshing, with a hint of the Atlantic sea breeze, this flavorful sherry is a terrific apéritif.

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If you are taking first steps into the sherry world, give Manzanilla sherry a taste. La Gitana Manzanilla sherry, one of the Spain's most well-known bodegas, will take you on a journey to the city of Jerez in Andalucia. At first you will taste green apples and pears followed by a pinch of salt. It is excellent to start your dinner with a glass of Manzanilla but please do not forget to keep it cold.

- DK

Glossary

Spain

Central to the Spanish winemaking philosophy is the belief that wine should be released only when it is ready to be consumed, and not a moment before. Spanish wine law focuses squarely on this issue: the terms Crianza, Reserva and Gran Reserva are highly regulated indicators of the amount of time a wine has aged prior to its release. In Rioja, Navarra, and the Ribera del Duero (which have the most stringent requirements) red Crianzas must be aged a minimum of two years; Reservas, at least three...

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Jerez

Sherry actually gets its name from our anglo-inability to pronounce the word “Jerez,” the town at the southern end of Spain in which the wine is produced. Like Champagne, Sherry can only be called Sherry if it comes from this specific region. That said, there are other “Sherry-styled” wines worthy of note produced outside of the Sherry D.O. (known as vinos generosos). Montilla, lying to the north-east of Jerez, produces some of the finest Pedro Ximénez in the world.

Manzanilla-Sanlúcar de Barrameda

Manzanilla refers to a Fino Sherry that comes from the seaside town of Sanlúcar de Barrameda. The proximity of the sea causes the flor to grow even thicker here, resulting in a very dry Sherry that has a distinctive briny, almost saline note. Manzanilla Sherry is light and refreshing - it spends an average of only three to five years in the solera. It should absolutely be consumed while young, within at most a year after its release. It works fantastically as an aperitif, as it pairs...

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Palomino

Accounting for over 90% of the vine plantings in Jerez, this relatively neutral grape provides the ideal “blank canvas” for the creation of fabulously complex Sherries (much like the Ugni Blanc grape does in Cognac).


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