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Sherry Pedro Ximénez

Sherry Pedro Ximénez

DO Jerez, Gutiérrez Colosía

375 ml
CHF 25.50
Grape variety: Pedro Ximénez
Producer: Gutiérrez Colosía
Origin: Spain / Sherry
CHF 25.50
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Article nr. 61058300
Grape variety: Pedro Ximénez
Producer: Gutiérrez Colosía
Origin: Spain / Sherry

Attributes

Origin: Spain / Sherry
Grape variety: Pedro Ximénez
Serving temperature: 12 to 14 °C
Vinification: fermentation in wooden barrel, soft pressing
Harvest: hand-picking, in small boxes, drying of the grapes
Maturation: in tonneau
Volume: 17.0 %
Countries

Spain

Spain – Variety and perfection

“Somewhere in la Mancha, in a place whose name I do not care to remember...,” begins Don Quixote's odyssey.

The most famous part is definitely when Don Quixote thinks windmills are his enemy and wants to fight them – until they nearly kill him. It’s possible there was a bit too much of the La Mancha wine at play. Spanish vines fight for their survival in rugged landscapes, battling fierce drought and rough soils. But they fight well.

Producers

Gutiérrez Colosía

Grape varieties

Pedro Ximénez

Liquid raisins

If you saw the white grapes, you would not suspect it, but white wines from Pedro Ximénez taste like liquid raisins. This variety is a genuine Andalusian. It has been known since the 17th century, and was probably named after a winery called Pedro Ximénez – the name is as common in southern Spain as Jones or Smith is to us. Its stronghold is in the Montilla-Moriles cultivation area. There, the sugar-rich grapes are traditionally dried on mats of esparto grass. Thus they lose their moisture, and the sugar concentration rises. Experts simply refer to the resulting sweet, nutty, coffee- and cocoa-spiced elixirs as PX. There is also a PX version of sherry. Nonetheless, most sherry houses do not grow the Pedro Ximénez themselves, but purchase them in Montilla-Moriles. One also seldom encounters the Pedro Ximénez as a dry white wine. Yet it does not present a great deal of profile.