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Sommelier Journal

  • By Patricia Savoie
    January 2010, (See more on Sommelier Journal...)

    (NV Bodegas Hidalgo La Gitana Manzanilla (500 ml)) The best-selling Manzanilla worldwide, its name means "the gypsy." Grapes come from the Hidalgo vineyards in Sanlúcar. The sea breeze is in the nose of La Gitana, which tastes of green walnuts and licorice.
    Appellation: Sanlúcar de Barrameda
  • By Ben Narasin
    March 2009, (See more on Sommelier Journal...)

    (NV Bodegas Hidalgo Manzanilla La Gitana) Manzanilla is unique to the town of Sanlúcar de Barrameda, and this wine is as expressive of the type as any you’ll find:a dry, delicate Fino with distinct aromas of the seaside. Halfway between salty and bitter, it’s so light as to be almost ethereal. Offer this to customers who are interested in variants of Fino, or as an excellent pairing with seafood.
    Sherry: History by the Glass

Rockss and Fruit

  • By Lyle Fass
    7/13/2008, (See more on Rockss and Fruit...)

    (NV Bodegas Hidalgo Manzanilla La Gitana) Sea salt, almonds, peanuts on this lovely nose that takes you to the shores of Sanlucar. Balanced and juicy with lovely nutty spice and purity. An astoundingly long finish with lovely delineation and soft fruit. Great value as always. There is almost an almond sweetness that lingers on the finish.


  • By Chris Kissack
    September 2003, (See more on Winedoctor...) 16.5 points

    (NV Hidalgo Manzanilla 'La Gitana') This wine has been attractively repackaged, but still depicts the gypsy girl originally painted for the firm by Joaquín Turina. It has a very pale colour typical of Manzanilla. Plenty of flor character on the nose, with a salty, cashew nut edge. Bone dry on the palate, very fresh and tangy, with flor, nut and herb flavours. Perfect with nuts or olives, and a great introduction to dry sherry for those yet to dip their toe. Don't forget to check the bottling date on the back label - the younger the better.

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