Pedro Ximenez, Emilio Hidalgo, Jerez, Spain
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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 and in Jerez. Here it is used to produce a varietal wine, an intensely sweet, dark, dessert sherry. 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, black liquid with a strong taste of raisins and molasses that is fortified and aged in solera. This one is unctuous and extremely concentrated and is essentially Christmas pudding in a glass. Perfect with proper vanilla ice cream or dark chocolates. You don’t want to get any on your clothes either, as you may be liable for a large dry cleaning bill.
Alcohol: 15% abv (50cl)
Grape variety: 100% Pedro Ximenez
Flavour Profiles: Very sweet, Aromatic, Rich, Raisin, Fig, Spice, Christmas Pudding, Black Treacle.