Region: Jerez-Xerez-Sherry, Spain
Barbadillo Pedro Ximenez
Pedro Ximenez wine is obtained from grapes of the same name which undergo a traditional process known as ‘sunning’, whereby the
fruit turns to raisins. Once the Pedro Ximenez grapes have been pressed, the must is fortified with winebased distilled spirit to bring the alcohol content up to 17.5%. It is then matured in American oak barrels following the traditional Jerez system of soleras and criaderas. This ageing or crianza is achieved through oxidation of the wine whilst in barrel and racking within each tier of the criadera.
Beautiful mahogany colour and aromas reminiscent of plums, raisins and chocolate against a background of oak. Velvety and syrupy on the palate with an appealing raison and spice character, and a long finish.
Once bottled, mature wines that have undergone oxidative ageing can retain perfect organaleptic conditions for many years.
A beautiful rich dessert Sherry. Perfect poured over vanilla ice cream with a glass on the side!