External Reviews for Vinicola Hidalgo la Gitana Manzanilla Fina
Bright, with saline, sunchoke and blanched almond notes backed by a piercing, chalk-framed finish. This is all precision and cut. Drink now.
Lime and citrus blossom aromas introduce this delicate, apple-flavored Sherry. It’s round and soft, with light but persistent flavors, and a salt air tang in the end. A refreshing style.
The NV Manzanilla La Gitana is a fresh Manzanilla aged under flor for five years of pale gold color, has some bruised apple notes on the nose, typical of younger wines. It develops some citric and chalky notes with time and air. The palate is quite soft, medium-bodied, with a bitter touch in the end. 1,200,000 bottles are filled yearly. Drink 2013–2014.
Pale straw/green tint, it couldn’t be more pure; the ethereal nose is a slice of Sherry heaven — tart aromas of green apple, lemon peel, flor (yeast), and almonds enchant the sense of smell with delicacy and aplomb in all four nosing passes — a gem of a bouquet; on palate, the citrusy/doughy tartness greets the taste buds and immediately cleanses them — the goal of manzanilla, which is to stimulate and not overpower, is accomplished by this squeaky clean, refreshingly tart, and altogether subtle winner; I would have given a fourth star had there been more of a salty/briny tang; nevermind, just go out and buy it to have on hand as a superlative aperitif; as with all finos and manzanillas, be sure to consume it soon after buying; this winner ages over the span of seventeen criadera sequences.
This pale Sherry is the color of light white wine, redolent with scents of crushed almonds, dried apricots and springtime freshness. What a refreshing change from the heavier, sweet styles of Sherry that we are accustomed to having in the States — this is delicate, refreshing and dry, with a crisp finish that leaves your mouth watering. This wine is versatile with tapas, or serve it on its own as an apéritif. Serve chilled.
The benchmark among fino-style Sherries is La Gitana. Simply put, it’s a classic. Pour yourself a copita of this beauty and sip it while munching some olives, peanuts or pistachios. Shazzam! You’re transported to a whitewashed village in Andalusia. Aromas of mushroom and yeast are just as they should be. And deep within are subtle flavors of marzipan and citrus. The long, salty, bone-dry finish cleanses the palate and primes your appetite for better things to come.
Nutty, honeyed, Resinous aromas and flavors are followed by a round, medium- to full-bodied structure. it shows good intensity, and a walnut note kicks in on the finish. Drink now.
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