Hidalgo is a long-established bodega in Sanlúcar, with its origins in the 18th Century. The Hidalgo family moved from northern Spain to Andalucia at that time, and established a salina for the production of salt. The family only entered the Sherry business in 1792, when José Pantaleón Hidalgo acquired a bodega from his father-in-law. Since that time the business has remained a family concern, passed through six generations. Keeping the operation small has allowed the family to maintain control, and to favour the production of quality wines over quantity. They occupy the same premises in the centre of Sanlúcar de Barrameda that they did two centuries ago, and own over 200 ha of vineyards which include some ancient vines, up to eighty years old in some places. The vineyards are situated on the Albariza soil which is favoured locally for the culture of grapes for the lighter styles of Sherry, such as Fino and Manzanilla.
It has a very pale colour typical of Manzanilla. Plenty of flor character on the nose, with a salty, cashew nut edge. Bone dry on the palate, very fresh and tangy, with flor, nut and herb flavours.