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The Charito Manzanilla from Emilio Hidalgo is a refreshing, dry sherry made from the grape variety Polomino Fino (100%)
In the glass, this wine glows a brilliant straw yellow with sparkling reflections. The nose enjoys fragrant notes of yellow stone fruit and nuts. On the palate, this sherry is light and elegant with a long finish.
Vinification of the Emilio Hidalgo Charito Manzanilla
The grapes, harvested by hand, are destemmed, gently pressed and the resulting must is fermented in stainless steel tanks under temperature control. This young wine is then drawn off, fortified and placed in American oak barrels for initial aging. The barrels are only filled to a certain extent (maximum 85%), so that the characteristic flor (a layer of yeast) can develop, which seals the wine airtight and gives it the sherry-specific aroma.
Once the wine has matured, it is sent to the traditional solera system, in which sherries of the same type are aged for three to ten years in barrels placed one above the other. The oldest wines are stored in the lower barrels (solera), while the youngest wines are stored in the upper rows (criaderas). The sherry intended for sale is always taken from the lower barrels. However, only a small part (maximum one third) is taken and the removed part is then filled up with sherry from the upper rows. The whole principle is continued until the topmost barrels, where young wine, mosto, is added to the sherry.
Food recommendation for the Manzanilla Charito from Emilio Hidalgo
This dry sherry from Spain tastes best well chilled and fits as an aperitif or also excellent with tapas, fish and seafood.
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