Fernando de Castilla
100% Pedro Ximénez
Grapes are grown on estate vineyard “Montalbán” on white albariza soils containing 70-80% limestone.
Pedro Ximénez is made by drying the grapes under the hot Spanish sun, concentrating the sweetness. The grapes are then pressed and begin fermentation while fortified to 15% then aged oxidatively in the traditional solera and criaderas system of oak barrels. The average age of the wine is 30 years.
PRESS | 93 WA
“The NV Antique Pedro Ximenez is produced from dehydrated Pedro Ximenez grapes in a solera system, and represents half of the production of the range. Mahogany-colored, it reveals plenty of notes of marinated balsamic herbs (somehow an old vermouth comes to mind), licorice and a fresh touch of candied apricots. The palate is fresh, sweet, with echoes of the raisins, showing medium age which makes it easier to drink.”
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