One of the best value-priced wines on the market, made by Emilio Hidalgo, an old winery that has managed to maintain quality thanks to controlled production and the care that its owners give to its range of wines. Currently, the winery has the impulse that prints the project the last generation of the family, led by cousins José Manuel and Emilio Hidalgo. This Oloroso Governor must be consumed at a temperature between 11 and 13º and has ample possibilities of pairing: in addition to ham and other Iberian, also stews of meat, game, cheeses and even some dessert not excessively sweet. It is preserved for decades in the bottle.
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.
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 everything….it is their “go-to” wine.
Serve as a stand alone aperitif or as a wine, with any savory foods such as stews, fish and meats.