Bodegas Tradicion, Pedro Ximinez, VOS, 20 Years, NV

  Bodegas Tradicion

Produced from 100 % Pedro Ximenez grapes of which 100% are dried grapes, pressed in a traditional press. Not alwayas everyone’s cup of tea owing to the exceptional sweetness and intensity, this powerful PX nevertheless finishes clean and on fruit. Seriously malty at first, staining the glass brown, it conjurs deep notes of coffee, dark chocolate and raisin – before sliding across the palate with amazing poise for a wine of such staining intensity. Notes of unsulphured dried apricots, figs, dark brown muscovado sugar, banana, date and liquorice last on the palate for minutes. Some argue PX is best on ice cream, and given the sheer scale of this wine its perhaps hard to argue otherwise (decadent and perhaps sacrilegious as that sounds) – but however you like to enjoy it, this is a hugely decadent, complex, self-assured wine of probably infinite lifespan. The bodega have full faith that once opened a bottle should last for up to a year if kept upright with the cork put back in - so there’s no need to rush through the bottle, would that restraint so easily be counted upon!

Contains Sulphites.

About Bodegas Tradicion

Bodegas Tradición is the unique Jerez bodega to only bottle consistently genre-defining, very fully aged wines capable of pleasurably filling the senses. The wines receive no caramel, cooked-wine, fining, chill-filtration, cold stabilization, sulphites in the dry wines during maturation and bottling, nor blending between styles (with the Tradicion Cream being the only exception)... And like all the great wines, they are as splendid alone as they are with the right dishes, with food pairing potential way beyond a midwinter aperitif.

Appellation: Jerez

Sherry is a fortified wine made from white grapes that are grown near the city of Jerez de la Frontera in Andalusia. Produced in a variety of styles, Sherry is primarily made from the Palomino grape. It ranges from light versions similar to white table wines, such as Manzanilla and Fino, to darker and heavier versions that have been oxidised and aged in barrel, such as Amontillado and Oloroso. Sweet dessert wines are also made from Pedro Ximenez (a.k.a. PX) or Moscatel grapes, and are sometimes blended with Palomino-based Sherries.

Grape Type: Pedro Ximenez

Pedro Ximenez is a white wine grape best known for its role in the sweet sherries of Jerez, Spain. Largely unsuited to table wine production due to its very low acidity, Pedro Ximenez shines as fortified wine either in the Sherry Blend, or as a fortified single-variety wine known as PX. It is grown throughout Andalucia (particularly in Montilla-Moriles) and to a lesser extent in other southern Spanish regions including Valencia, Extremadura and the Canary Islands.