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It was to be raisin juice, but it was born from incomplete dehydration during the 1964 harvest. Years have passed ... Its evolution and balance are so positive that today it would be unforgivable not to continue making it with the eternal knowledge of the Criaderas and Soleras.
José Antonio Zarzana - Viticulturist
Variety: 100% Pedro Ximénez
Alcoholic Grade: 17%
Capacity: 50 cl.
Presentation: 5 Bottles x Box span >
Grapes harvested by hand and exposed to the sun during 3 days in addition to the usual harvest. It is carried to the press in small boxes of no more than 15 kg. and ferments in barrel until reaching 17º of natural alcohol. When this graduation is not exactly reached, it is acquired by concentration in the barrel itself.
It is incorporated into our Solera de 1964. 100% Pedro Ximénez Oxidative Crianza wine, "unique piece" in the entire Jerez region. White variety that behaves "dry" with notes very similar to the "Palo Cortado" and "Oloroso", but with the subtlety and elegance typical of a grape that has never been bottled with this particular elaboration. It is not the typical Oxidative Crianza Sherry wine, in fact the alcoholic perception is minimal thanks to the fact that the degree is obtained fermentatively and by concentration in the barrel. For this reason and to avoid refermentations, the contribution of raisin juice that softens the wine and leaves sugars without fermenting, is done very carefully every year, contributing very few liters per barrel in aging, until reaching 45 grams per liter in the last year .
The selected barrels are assembled one year before being bottled in a proportion in which the notes of Oxidative aging, but in which the edges of the oak are avoided, following sensory tasting criteria, in order not to distort the final balance achieved. The objective is to achieve a balanced harmony between aging, oak tannins, fermentative alcohol and the characteristics of the Pedro Ximénez variety.
VISUAL: Wine of a dark amber color, clean, bright, glyceric and steely with apparent density. The rotating glass presents an accentuated tear that denotes the fermentative origin of its alcoholic content.
OLFATIVE: Intense nose with aromas of woodwork, typical of the Oak persistence and oxidation over the years. Plums and raisins also appear in the background, to finally return to noble woods.
TASTE: Full, resounding, balanced on the palate, with a soft aftertaste of natural sweetness that dissipates with a high volatile degree typical of its old age. Intense on the palate without being heavy, with smoky touches and soft toasted notes. Surprisingly dry without “planking” and finely almond-shaped.
“Out of respect for the freedom of all wine lovers and In order not to condition your personal creativity, XIMÉNEZ-SPÍNOLA has as a rule not to recommend pairing with any of its preparations ”Download Tasting Notes