Oloroso – Faraón

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Oloroso – Faraón


Country Spain
Region Cádiz
Producer Bodegas Hidalgo - La Gitana


Style Sherry
Grapes Palomino

Faraón is a dry Oloroso made using the traditional oxidative aging system. Palomino Fino grapes are harvested from the prime Balibiana and Miraflores vineyards, naturally fermented, and immediately fortified to 18% so that the yeast never forms. Never forming a veil of yeast means that this oloroso is a slightly less dry style (4-5 grams residual sugar). The solera averages 12 years of age.

Oxidative aging for 30 years produces a dark woody color with aromas of honey, caramel, walnut and hints of bitter chocolate.

Faraón was the local name for the Guerilla fighters who battled Napoleon’s army in the Peninsular War (Napoleon referred to them as the “Spanish ulcer”). The label depicts a Faraón and his telltale hat. 18% ABV.

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About the Producer

Bodegas Hidalgo was founded in 1792 and is owned and operated by the 8th generation. It has held a preeminent position in Sanlúcar since the 19th Century. They are the third oldest sherry house and the oldest still owned by the founding family.

The house owns and manages 200 hectares of vines, all farmed organically. The albariza soil is rich in calcium carbonate and diatomaceous algae sediments, similar to the soils of Champagne. These soils are all about minerality. Under a microscope, the albariza soil resembles a sponge, retaining water for very long periods of time. Most of them are located in the Pagos of Miraflores (the renowned Sanlucar de Barrameda vineyard) and Balbaína (between the Atlantic and Jerez). Bodegas Hidalgo is proud to have the tallest Cathedral-style winery, fostering the best possible environment for the development of flor.

The flagship wine, Manzanilla ‘La Gitana’ (The Gypsy Woman) is named after a woman who owned a bar near the docks. The wines have received numerous awards, both nationally and internationally.

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