Manzanilla Sanlucar de Barrameda

Manzanilla la Gitana


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Manzanilla la Gitana


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Founded in 1792, Bodegas Hidalgo La Gitana has been a family-run winery since the start and remains so to date. While the winery started out small, in the 19th century, it grew to become one of the most important producers of Manzanilla wine in the world. The winery is located in Sanlúcar de Barrameda, the only place in the world that can produce Manzanilla sherry.

The name "manzanilla" comes from the Spanish word for chamomile tea because the flavour of this unique sherry brings is reminiscent of that special flavour. The special layer of yeast that appears in the barrel while the 100% Palomino Fino wine is maturing happens naturally in this part of Spain. It is this yeast that protects the wine, keeping the oxygen from touching the surface. The interaction between the wine and the yeast give it the special characteristics that make La Gitana Manzanilla wine so special.

After 5-6 years spent ageing in American oak barrels in the traditional criadera and solera system, La Gitana Manzanilla is ready to be bottled. This award-winning wine should be served cold. Try a bottle for yourself and see just what makes La Gitana Manzanilla so unique.

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Technical sheet

Type Of Wine: fortified wine
Appellation:Manzanilla Sanlucar de Barrameda (Andalusia, Spain)
Winery: Bodegas Hidalgo la Gitana
Volume: 75cl Other volumes
375ml and 50cl
Grapes: Palomino, Palomino Fino
Allergens: Contains Sulfites
Alcohol Vol.: 15.00%

Description of Manzanilla la Gitana

Manzanilla la Gitana (Palomino and Palomino Fino)


  • View: Manzanilla la Gitana is pale straw yellow with greenish hues.
  • Nose: Complex aroma, sharp and delicate. The aromas derived from its development and biological aging, imbues this wine a unique character influenced by the fresh scent of the sea breeze arrives at our warehouse located in the proximity of the sea.
  • Palate: The palate is fresh, dry, light on the palate and a touch bitter.

APPELLATION: Manzanilla-Sanlúcar de Barrameda, Jerez

VINEYARD: Bodegas Hidalgo la Gitana

GRAPES: Palomino Fino

PAIRING: Snacks and appetizers


Alcohol: 15% Vol

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The Winery

Bodegas Hidalgo la Gitana

Bodegas Hidalgo   la Gitana

Bodegas HIDALGO LA GITANA was founded in 1792 and since then the company has gone from father to son. Today it is one of the few wine companies 100% controlled by the family and managed by the fifth generation in the direct line of the founder.

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Points and awards

WS91Wine SpectatorGP92Peñín Gold Medal - Decanter World Wine Awards 2015Gold Medal - International Wine Challenge 2015Best Manzanilla or Fino International wine Challenge 2005 - 2006Gold Medal - International Wine Challenge 2005 - 2006

Reviews of Manzanilla la Gitana


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dry, aniseed, saline, silky, dry fruits long. 88 points
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4.5 /5

tastes and colors, such as the French say. . For us great
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5 /5

I'm very fond of this sherry and drink it ice cold
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4.5 /5

The default choice Manzanilla for me. Good very light tan colour, refreshing,light nose with hint of sea salt and caramel, dry flavours of nut and grape
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