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Manzanilla en Rama La Gitana

Manzanilla en Rama La Gitana

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PARKER
16.5
JANCIS ROBINSON
93
PEÑÍN
92
DECANTER

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Spec sheet

TypeManzanilla
Region
Grapes
Producer
AllergensContains sulfites
Alcohol contenti15.0%

The wine

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.

What does this wine taste like?

Light
Bold
Dry
Sweet
Soft
Acidic
View
Deep yellow / Bright
Bouquet
Complex / Elegant / Saline notes / Ageing notes / Spices
Mouth
Balanced / Ageing notes / Spicy notes / Slightly bitter

Wine critics reviewsReviews by Parker and Jancis Robinson

This is a new bottling of their NV La Gitana Manzanilla en Rama marked as Saca de Primavera 2017 on its back label (the spring 2017 bottling). With an average of six years under flor, it has a deep golden color and an intense nose followed by a sharp palate, chiseled by the effect of the yeasts. It's a selection of the 35 800-liter oak barrels that compose the La Guita solera. They do two bottlings per year, one in spring and another one in autumn. In spring the wines tend to be more aromatic, open and showy. It has the chalky minerality from the albariza soils. 12,000 bottles produced.

— Luis Gutiérrez (29/12/2017)Robert Parker Wine Advocate91 PARKER

Very pale gold. Very bready on the nose with notes of almond stones, light and saline – so appetising! – and bone dry on the end.

— Jancis Robinson (21/05/2021)JancisRobinson.com16.5 JANCIS ROBINSON

Customer reviews

4.4/5
15 reviews

The winery

Bodegas Hidalgo La Gitana

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...

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