2015 Pedro Ximenez de añada, Bodegas Alvear, Montilla-Moriles, Spain

£14.95

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Pedro Ximénez (also known as PX and many other variations) is the name of a white Spanish wine grape variety grown in several Spanish wine regions, but most notably in the Denominación de Origen (DO) of Montilla-Moriles in Andalusia.

Bodegas Alvear is one of the oldest family-owned wineries in Spain and are rightly famous for their sweet nectars. Here it is used to produce a varietal wine, an intensely sweet, dessert sherry-style wine. It is made by drying the grapes under the hot sun, concentrating the sweetness (in a similar way to straw wine production), which are then used to create a thick, unctuous liquid with a strong taste of raisins and butterscotch that is normally lightly-fortified and aged in solera. This one is fragrant and extremely concentrated and has been produced from the harvest of one vintage (2015), then aged for one year before bottling. Perfect with desserts and cakes and proper vanilla ice cream or dark chocolates.

Alcohol: 16% abv (50cl)

Closure: Cork

Grape variety: 100% Pedro Ximenez

Flavour Profiles: Very sweet, Aromatic, Rich, Raisin, Citrus peel, Butterscotch, Treacle.