Oysters and Manzanilla
Manzanilla was made to go with oysters.
La Gitana is one of the best, if not the best manzanilla produced today. It comes from the seaside town of Sanlúcar de Barrameda.
Manzanilla is a really dry sherry and is perfect served chilled with oysters. Javier Hidalgo, who is the fifth generation producer of La Gitana, has written a book about La Gitana and he is enthusiastic about the match between his manzanilla, oysters and seafood:
"There is little doubt that the finest of all marriages is between manzanilla and shellfish. Indeed almost any makes an ideal partner, be it lobster, langoustine, clam, crab, prawn or mussel. However there are certain that stand out: such a one is the oyster, for the seawater in it's shell goes well with the salty tang of the wine. One idea is to pour a few drops of the manzanilla onto the oyster, so as to take in the two typically Sanlucar flavours at the same time, sea and wine".
This is a real treat, whether you are buying it for yourself or for a present for someone else, you will be delighted.
If you are unsure about opening oysters, take a look at this little video we made of Graham showing you how.
The pack contains:12 Oysters
A bottle of La Gitana Manzanilla
A wooden handled Oyster Knife if selected
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