BODEGAS HIDALGO LA GITANA LAS 30 DEL CUADRADO CEPAS VIEJAS 19
La Gitana is Spanish for the gypsy and is one of the most complex dry sherries in the world; an outstanding Manzanilla with character and body to burn, balanced by a distinctive salty tang. It's made by Bodegas Hidalgo, a family company now operated by its sixth successive generation.
This wine is a tribute to a vineyard planted in Palomino grapes which are now grown on 70 year old vines in the historic El Cuadrado estate in the prestigious Balbaina Alta district. The grapes are fermented in old Manzanilla oak casks and the wine is left on fine lees for over six months, which accentuates the depth and weight of flavour and body in this wine.
Bodegas Hidalgo - a rare sherry producer, six successive generations...
Bodegas Hidalgo is one of the few independent sherry producers remaining in Andalucia in the south of Spain - the home of sherry. All of its grapes come from its own vineyards, another rarity these days and one that definitely supports the universally high quality of its wines, which are made at Sanlúcar de Barrameda near the Guadalquivir River, at sea level. The continuous exposure to sea breezes bears a strong influence on the quality of the wines and their long aging process, helping to keep barrels moist in the solera system, which creates a slow and steady aging.
Bodegas Hidalgo produces about 200,000 cases of sherry and brandy every year.