La Gitana en rama Manzanilla
La Gitana en rama Manzanilla is an exceptional example of manzanilla. A fresh and elegant sherry with a classic salty tang, this is delicious chilled on its own or with tapas.
This is the en rama version of the classic Manzanilla La Gitana, still the best selling Manzanilla in the world if I’m not mistaken. La Gitana En Rama is bottled twice a year, in spring and autumn when the flor is at its thickest.
Nose: medium intensity, with lots of chamomile and dried yellow flowers. Light toasted notes in the background, along with some nutty notes and a slight animal edge. Sea spray. Black olives. Hints of lightly oxidized fruits in the background, but the emphasis is on the dry side.
Mouth: more intensity than I expected from the nose. Quite earthy and saline. Some hazelnuts and yeasty flavours, with just a hint of pear and almonds in the back. A light fatty side as well. Very soft herbal notes towards the medium-long, lightly bitter finish.
This is a very good Manzanilla, with a proper style and a dry, more meaty and almost earthy character. It pairs particularly well with food.