Hidalgo - Amontillado Napoleon VORS - Very Nutty 50cl Bottle
50cl Bottle £44.48 In Stock
Description: Produced according to the traditional methods. The ageing method used for all sherries is known as the solera system which consists of a continuous blending of young sherries with older ones resulting in a sherry of consistent quality.
Matured in solera, in casks of American oak in the sherry town of Sanlucar de Barrameda. The maturation is first 'biological', i.e. under a veil of yeast or flor followed by the 'oxidative' process, which begins as the yeast dies off due to lack of nutrients available in the Sherry. Then follows several (over thirty years) of ageing in cask, to give a dry, complex wine.Wines of such age are designated VORS, (Very Old Rare Sherry).
Aroma: Intensely rich hazelnut, beeswax.
Taste: Dry, very nutty, full bodied.
A pungent aperitif, but also great with many foods: Tapas, soup, dry cheeses and even beef.
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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.