On "harvest" days, in our winery we breathe essences of clean and ripe fruit. Normally, as the wine ages and oxidizes, these aromas give way to others of greater complexity and less olfactory and gustatory fruitiness. But in this wine we have preserved everything that a sweet Pedro Ximénez would have lost with the passage of time and the excessive contribution of oak
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Variety: 100% Pedro Ximénez
Alcoholic Grade: 13%
Capacity: 50 cl.
Presentation: 6 Bottles x Box
During the days of harvesting the grapes are cut by hand and left carefully lying on the ground on food mats, but not in the open field but in the litters (streets between the vines), to that during periods of shade, the skin can accumulate tartaric acidity. Exposure to the sun slowly and gradually dehydrates each grape grain, evaporating water and concentrating natural fructose.
Only 300 kilos of raisins are obtained for each ton of fresh grape from the initial grape, but the grapes must be returned to the press in boxes, which is equivalent to the work of a double harvest. rOnce the grapes arrive at the press, they are pressed, obtaining only 200 liters of must for each ton of fresh grapes, which ends up giving this wine an extremely low final yield, typical of the sweet wines of this House. p >
The great particularity in the elaboration of this wine is to bring the fermentation to 13% alcohol in French oak barrels with the cap open and to stop the alcoholic conversion process by covering the barrel without leaving air chamber, which means that all the wine conserves the same residual glucose, at the same time that in a hermetic way the preservation of fruit aromas and flavors is favored without the possibility of oxidation.
VISUAL: Clean and bright intense gold, nothing oxidized or cloudy, and maintaining the tones typical of a natural grape juice. No edges or noticeable differences in hue are observed in the glass from the different viewing angles of the catavinos. It does present a glyceric tear typical of its natural fermentation.
OLFATIVE: In a standing glass, the aromas of fleshy fruit stand out: peach, apricot and ripe plum but not ravaged. Rotating the glass awakens the pear and green apple, without the French oak wood providing more than a slight hint of bitter almond, which balances the exuberant profusion of its fruity manifestation.
TASTE: Truly balanced from start to finish, without alcoholic perception of any kind and almost savoring the different nuances of the fruit that are enhanced in the back of the palate, which it remains totally clean thanks to the remarkable acidity achieved with partial soleus in the "litters". The aftertaste is long, delicious, not heavy and extremely pleasant and fruity.
“Out of respect for the freedom of all wine lovers and in order not to condition their personal creativity, XIMÉNEZ-SPÍNOLA has as a rule not to recommend pairing with any of its elaborations ”Download Tasting Notes