Manzanilla La Gitana is produced according to the traditional methods as stipulated by the controlling body of the Denomination of Origin Manzanilla-Sanlucar de Barrameda. The vines are planted in Albariza soil in the areas of Balbaina and Miraflores in the Jerez Superior District (200 Ha approx). The wine is produced from only free run juice. Fermentation is controlled in water-cooled stainless steel tanks, using the natural yeast on the grape. Fortification to 15% alc.vol then takes place using grape alcohol. The wine is then matured in solera or fractional blending system in casks of American oak in the coastal town of Sanlucar de Barrameda. The maturation is under a veil of yeast or flor thereby ensuring a light dry taste. Only in Sanlucar de Barrameda can the flor grow on the wine 12 months of the year to give Manzanilla its unique style. La Gitana is bottled exclusively by Bodegas Hidalgo-La Gitana S.A. under original brand label La Gitana, one of Spain's oldest wine brands and today one of the country's most popular. One of the best aperitifs. Best served chilled in a wine glass. Ideal as an accompaniment to tapas, sea food, fish, hams, mild cheeses and nuts.