Grape(s): Oloroso Faraon, Pedro Ximenez Triana
Localization: Andalousia, Spain
Tasting notes: Elegant and versatile vermouth. Mahogany color with deep aromas of spices and citrus fruits with a hint of cinnamon. The perfect balance of bitterness, sweetness, and acidity with pleasant botanical notes. Drink it alone, on the rocks or in cocktails.
Vermut La Gitana is made according to an old, rediscovered recipe that was used by the Hidalgo family to make this legendary wine as early as the 19th and 20th centuries.
Vermut La Gitana is made with Oloroso Faraon and Pedro Ximenez Triana sherries, both of which are stored in barrels that are more than a hundred years old for a period of 12 years in the Solera system. Once both wines are ready, they are infused with aromatic herbs for another 6 months.
Food pairing: Elegant and versatile, Vermut La Gitana is ideal as an aperitif and with desserts.
The Domain: Bodegas HIDALGO LA GITANA was founded in 1792 and since then the firm has passed from father to son, being today one of the few wine companies in the framework, managed by the family and directed by the founder's eighth-generation.
Don José Pantaleón Hidalgo founded the Hidalgo Winery in 1792 when he bought a small storage warehouse from Don Roque Vejarano. Although it would be during the nineteenth century when the company grew to become one of the most important producers of Manzanilla in the world.
The name refers to its star product, "Manzanilla LA GITANA", endorsed by several relevant international awards, it is the most popular Manzanilla both in the national and international markets. The Winery uses grapes from its own vineyards, located in the Balbaina and Miraflores payments, considered the best in the Marco.