Pedro Ximénez grape
Pedro Ximenez grape wines.
The Pedro Ximénez is a white grape variety that grows in several Spanish wine regions.
Where is Pedro Ximenez grape wine made?
It is the main grape of the Denomination of Origin Montilla-Moriles, in the province of Córdoba.
Variety of white grapes extended by the south of Spain. In the DO Montilla-Moriles it can be considered, after about 500 years of cultivation, autochthonous variety. Its high content of sugars and low acidity makes it the grape par excellence, together with Moscatell, to make sweet wines.
It is a vigorous strain, good producer, that tolerates heat well and appreciates high sunstrokes. It is sensitive to powdery mildew and, in adverse conditions of precipitation, by the appearance of botrytis and mildew. A late harvest is made by entering the berry in the phase of pasificación. The ripening cycle of the berry is short.
The strain has an upright carriage. The bunches are large and not very compact. The berries are spherical, medium to small in size, yellow-green and thick skin. The must has a very high content of sugars and a low acidity.
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The Pedro Ximénez monovarietal white wine with a 6-month aging in oak barrels is distinguished by a brilliant golden amber color and a marked tear. It is a fresh wine on the nose and shows aromas of its aging in oak barrels. In the mouth it is a persistent and unctuous wine. The bitter character is balanced with the presence of very ripe fruit. It harmonizes with any dish.
Pedro Ximénez is a generous wine from the Andalusian wine regions of Jerez, Montilla-Moriles and Málaga. For the production of these sweet wines with Pedro Ximénez raisins, the grapes are raisined and exposed to the sun for a period of between 7 and 20 days. After the exposure time, they will be pressed and fermented with a high natural sugar index, higher than 200gr / l. Through the contribution of wine alcohol will pass to oxidative aging by the method of criaderas and soleras. The minimum aging must be for a minimum of 4 years. They are wines of golden amber tones in the dark, with intense aromas that evolve in the glass. In the mouth they are soft and harmonious, with an elegant and persistent sweetness. They are ideal for desserts. These sweet generous wines are also known by the name of Pedro Ximén or Pedro Jiménez.