"Track it down at all costs” - La Gitana En Rama Sherry
Fans of sherry tend to get very excited at the beginning of May as that's when the new En Rama releases start to come out of Jerez.
En Rama is the local terminology to refer to wines that are in their most natural state. These Sherries are not fined or filtered so it's as close as you’ll get to drinking the liquid straight from the barrel (though this is perhaps a little more elegant!) Not only that, the grapes are taken from the very best vineyard sites and the wine is produced in very limited quantities.
This particular En Rama from Bodegas Hidalgo is one of the very finest that money can buy. Matthew Jukes calls it “…one of the most unique and otherworldly wines on the planet…” and he urges people to “…track it down at all costs if you love dry Sherry.”
En Rama is at its best within the first six months of its life so we’d encourage you to take delivery at the earliest opportunity in the hopeful anticipation of some sunny days in the not-too-distant future.
Minimum Order – 12 bottles
Available for delivery within a fortnight
|Sherry||N.V.||Manzanilla En Rama La Gitana, Hidalgo|
|All prices exclude UK duty & VAT and all wines are offered subject to remaining unsold. E&OE.|
“My pulse quickens at this time of year when La Gitana’s En Rama is shipped over to the UK for its annual, limited-release run. This is the wild, revved up, mesmerising version of the everyday glugger, La Gitana Manzanilla, itself a stunning, bone dry wine. Made from free run juice and using only natural yeasts for fermentation this is one of the most unique and otherworldly wines on the planet. The term ‘En Rama’ means that this Sherry is unfiltered and unfined, so it is effectively like drinking it straight from the barrel. You must track it down at all costs if you love dry Sherry.”
“As is often the case in sherry, Hidalgo’s Manzanilla En Rama La Gitana offers some of the best value to be found anywhere in the wine world. Fresh almonds, preserved lemons, and white flowers on the nose. The palate has the great tang that you would expect from a Manzanilla, saline, bone dry and stuffed full of citrus and bready flavour. The En Rama style allows for broader texture and rich umami flavours, adding richness and length on the moreish finish.”