Appellation: Jerez, Andalucia, Spain
Winery: Bodega Hidalgo
"La Gitana is the classic example of manzanilla, a unique wine which is the flagship of the Hidalgo Bodega in Sanlúcar de Barrameda. Today, 'La Gitana' is the best selling wine in Seville and the most popular Manzanilla in Spain.
In tapas bars throughout the sherry region of Andalusia, the aperitif of choice is a chilled glass of manzanilla. Its tangy saline flavor makes it the ideal accompaniment for a variety of tapas including almonds, olives, manchego cheese, boquerones sardines, and shrimp."
Rated 90 Points by Eric Asimov of the New York Times
89 Points - Wine Enthusiast Magazine
"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."