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Complex, spicy and delicate aroma, on the palate, this wine is elegant, light and fresh underscored by a salty tanginess, influenced the close proximity of the cellars in Sanlúcar de...
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Complex, spicy and delicate aroma, on the palate, this wine is elegant, light and fresh underscored by a salty tanginess, influenced the close proximity of the cellars in Sanlúcar de Barrameda to the sea. A touch of citrus bitterness gives this wine a fresh finish. One sip and you’ll feel like you’ve been transported to the Bodega and treated to an ice cold glass of Manzanilla direct from the barrel.

Intense, complex and balanced on the nose, this En Rama has a wonderful salty character influenced by the close proximity of the cellars in Sanlúcar de Barrameda to the sea (only 300m away) as well as the altitude of the Balbaina vineyard (110m). Matured using the traditional “Criaderas y Solera” process in American oak casks, under a layer of “flor” integrated by the yeasts, the wine is intensely gold with green tints.

Manzanilla En Rama is sherry at its very best – lightly filtered, unfined, pure free run juice directly from the barrel! Made from 100% Palomino grapes grown on white albariza soils at Hidalgo’s highest quality vineyards of Balbaina and Miraflores, this Manzanilla is released in extremely limited quantities (only 35 barrels of the solera are used) and can be considered the best value sherry in the world.

Manzanilla La Gitana En Rama is traditionally produced from the first press juice of the Palomino Fino grape variety, meticulously grown on white albariza soils, highly prized for producing the finest and highest quality musts. The grapes are grown in their own vineyards situated in the Balbiana and Miraflores estates, considered to be the best within Jerez. The Harvest took place in early September, when the grapes have reach optimum ripeness. La Gitana En Rama is produced only from free run juice without any pressure being exerted. Alcoholic fermentation takes place under controlled temperature conditions, catalysed by natural yeast. Once fermentation concludes, the young wine is fortified to 15%. Maturation takes place using the traditional “Solera System” in old American oak casks, under a layer “flor” form by the yeasts. Bodegas Hidalgo La-Gitana specially selects 35 of the finest casks for their En Rama. Only in Sanlúcar de Barrameda, influenced by the ocean breeze, are the ideal climatic conditions for the production of Manzanilla found. ‘En Rama’ signifies a Sherry that has been bottled almost directly from the barrel making the wine more intense and complex. The idea is to taste the Sherry almost as if you had visited the bodega in Spain and dipped your glass into the barrel.

Should be served chilled, ideal with all types of tapas, fish, shellfish, white and smoked meats, salads, vegetarian dishes, ham and olives.

Bottled in spring 2020.

“Notably bready nose and really fresh. Tangier with more obvious acidity than many Manzanillas. Super clean, racy and sleek. Definitely superior”
16.5/20 Jancis Robinson

Key Facts

Size
75cl
Grapes
Palomino Fino
Country
Spain
Region
Jerez
Vintage
NV
ABV %
15%
Organic
No
Vegan
Unknown

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