Description: A wine from the Pedro Ximenex grapes which are first left in the sun to become raisins before pressing.
Aged for more than 30 years in the solera system. Matured in butts of American oak, using the oxidative ageing process for over 30 years, to give the wine its comlexity and the concentration of aromas and full rich nutty flavours. Before bottling, the wine is stabilised using a cold treatment process and filtered.
Very dark with iodine intensity, leaving a very dense tear on the glass and an almost amber hue.
Very intense and complex, typical notes of nuts, toffee and noble oak.
Dense, creamy and powerful, opulently sweet and intense to the palate.
Best served at room temperature or slightly chilled.
, Wine & Champagne Gifts Group(s):Sweet Sherry Producer: Bodegas Hidalgo - www.lagitana.es ABV: 15% Brand: Bodegas Hidalgo Country of Origin: Spain Grape Type: Pedro Ximenez Region: Jerez Sherry Style: Pedro Ximenez Sherry Style: Age-Dated Sweetness: Sweet
Established in 1792, Bodegas Hidalgo is one of the oldest Sherry producers in existence, with Javier Hidalgo, sixth generation of the Hidalgo family, now in charge of what is widely regarded as the definitive Manzanilla house.
The range of Manzanilla, premium and aged Sherries produced by the Bodega is considered a benchmark of quality and excellence the world over.
Using the best Palomino Fino grapes grown in the bright albariza soils of Sanlucar de Barrameda, Bodegas Hidalgo produces dry salty Sherries through biological ageing via the solera process under natural flor. They have also pioneered an aged, single vineyard 'Pasada Pastrana' Sherry and an 'En Rama' version of their La Gitana Manzanilla which is released twice a year according to the flor cycle.