There was a time when white wines with natural fructose were the exclusive patrimony of Central European winemaking. Without losing the traditions of the Old Continent, this wine is made in a land where a bottle of wine has never enclosed so many ripe grapes.
José Antonio Zarzana - Winegrower
Variety: 100% Pedro Ximénez
Alcoholic Grade: 12 , 5%
Capacity: 150 cl.
Price per bottle: € 57.60
Wooden box presentation: 1 Magnum bottle
This wine is born from overripening in the vine 21 days after the usual harvest, which makes the grape that remains without cut at its maximum water concentration dates, it evaporates, acquiring a natural degree and sweetness, without becoming extremely concentrated. The final yield of this wine is only 575 liters per ton of grape, although occasionally it could be higher if the weather favors early maturation, without losing much water.
It is fermented controlling the temperature so that it can maintain residual sugar and later it is aged on its own lees, for 4 months in old American Oak barrels, which we previously wine with our oxidative aging wines. During its aging in wood, it is produced with a controlled “soft battonage” process in which the use of new barrels is avoided, so that the astringency and power of the oak, together with the intensity of its process, does not make the wine lose elegance or balance. final result.
The annual volume of bottles obtained varies depending on the weather conditions that may develop between the second half of September and the first of October. In any case, to date, more than 25,000 bottles a year have never been obtained, part of which remains in the property to revalue its good evolution. It is a white wine for aging with two great preservation factors that make it especially long-lived: the high total acidity at the start and the residual sugar, which mitigates the edges of the aging on the lees.
VISUAL: Wine of an intense gold color, clean and bright, with an apparent density unusual for a white wine. The rotating glass leaves a trace of the glyceric tear typical of its natural fermentation. Over the years its intensity increases and the perception of old amber gold grows.
OLFATIVE: Intense nose, with exceptional aromas typical of late harvest: figs, raisins and plums, which are mixed with fermentation and pastry aromas, typical of aging on lees. It develops very marked aromatic memories of its variety.
LIKE: strong> In the mouth light and intense in equal measure. So subtly unctuous that it is filling, but not tiring. The acidity and natural sweetness play with the ripe and fleshy fruit, giving way to a continuous aftertaste in which the wood does not bother.
“Out of respect for the freedom of all wine lovers and not to condition their personal creativity, XIMÉNEZ-SPÍNOLA has as a rule do not recommend pairing with any of its preparations "