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Hidalgo Jerez Oloroso Gobernador

Hidalgo Jerez Oloroso Gobernador 750ml   
Sku: 1013846

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Oloroso, sherries are ”born” when fino fails to form on sherry at the beginning of its life in the bodega or when a producer decides to fortify the wine enough such that the growth of flor is inhibited. At Hidalgo, because they are a family-run bodega, they prefer to let nature take its course. Once it is determined that flor is not forming on the new Palomino stocks, these barrels are classified as Oloroso and the unique aging process begins. Without the veil of flor to protect the wine, slow, natural oxidation begins and the wine develops its nutty aromas and deep amber color.

Tasting notes
This extremely versatile sherry can do everything from opening a meal to serving as the after-dinner entertainment. The rich mahogany color of Gobernador gives a hint to this wine’s complexity. Made from 100% Palomino it shows aromas of walnuts, tea and a bit of faint toasty smoke on the nose. On the palate, the wine is dry, smooth and well-balanced. The Jerezanos drink this with just about is their ”go-to” wine.

Technical notes
Varietal Composition 100% Palomino

Other text
Hidalgo has had the same cellar master, or capataz, for the past five decades, continuing the artisanal ways of the winery. An expert at managing the house”s various soleras, he employs a system of fractional blending, using smell and taste to monitor development and to create Hidalgo”s famously complex Sherries. In the great tradition of Jerez, Hidalgo”s winemaker is the capataz of the winery. Yet, he is more of a caretaker of the wine. Hidalgo wine develops in-barrel, while he oversees and guides this development. Historically, a capataz hones his skill rising through the ranks, learning what different types of wines ”should” smell and taste like, according to house style. Hidalgo”s current capataz is Manuel Nieves. Raised in Jerez, he learned much from his father, who also was a capataz. Manuel came to Hidalgo in 1959, and, as is the tradition, he learned the trade from his predecessor. He became Hidalgo”s capataz in 1972 and has continued to produce the same level of high-quality wine for which Hidalgo has been known. Upon his retirement, his son, Manuel Jesus Nieves, is slated to replace him. Since taking his licentiature in Chemistry in 2004 from the University of Cadiz, Manuel Jesus has worked full time as Hidalgo”s oenologist and apprentice winemaker. Prior to that he spent many summers working in the winery and picking grapes during harvest. New times require new methods, and Manuel Jesus brings a modern scientific touch to Hidalgo”s traditional method of wine production.

Food pairing
Serve as a stand alone aperitif or as a wine, with any savory foods such as stews, fish and meats.

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Country: Spain
Region: Jerez - Xeres - Sherry
Grape Varietal: Palomino
Type: Still wine, Fortified
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