Hidalgo Manzanilla Pastrana has been named as ‘Best Sherry’ in the world. In the 2007 edition of the New Wave Spanish Wines Awards, Hidalgo Manzanilla Pastrana emerged the winner among a total of 30 wines with the D.O. Jerez/Manzanilla.
La Pastrana Manzanilla Pasada is an aged Manzanilla with the typical freshness and delicate fragrance of this unique wine but with slightly more body and character than its younger version.
Rich gold color, complex with layers of gold and green at the rim. Classic sea spray nose and palate but with an entirely new dimension of rich creaminess rounding out an unforgettable experience.
The Pastrana Manzanilla has been aged in old casks of American oak for many years using the traditional 'solera' system within the bodegas of Vinícola Hidalgo in Sanlúcar de Barrameda.
The final selection of the wines considered suitable for the 'Pastrana' label is very rigorous. As a result the choice of the Hidalgo family has narrowed down to just two sherry styles: Manzanilla Pasada and Amontillado Viejo.
Manzanilla can only be made in the town of Sanlúcar de Barrameda whose special microclimate allows a special yeast (or 'flor') to grow on the surface of the maturing wine all year round, protecting it from the detrimental effects of the air. Elsewhere in the sherry district the flor dies off in the summer and winter to form Fino sherry instead.