2017 Pedro Ximenez de añada, Bodegas Alvear, Montilla-Moriles, Spain

£17.95

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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 – (the añada in Spanish), then aged for one year before bottling. Perfect with desserts and cakes and proper vanilla ice cream or dark chocolates.

Alcohol: 16% abv (37.5cl)

Closure: Cork

Grape variety: 100% Pedro Ximenez

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