Type of wine:
Vino Dulce Natural Pedro Ximén Trasañejo.
Appellation of Origin:
Varieties of grapes used:
The grape comes from the northern area of the province of Malaga. It is grown on flat lands with reddish-brown lime soils. Its continental climate is characterised by hot summers and cold winters.
The wine is exclusively produced from the free-run juice of selected hand-picked over-ripe grapes. Part of it is laid out to dry in the sun on “paseros”.
Alter the partial fermentation up to obtain a minimum of 7 degrees natural alcohols, the nest step is the “apagado”, mutage or the “encabezado”, fortification to arrest the fermentation. As a consequence of the incomplete fermentation process, part of the initial sugar contents of the must is conserved, giving the typical natural sweet taste to the wine.
Maturing and aging:
Dynamic “criadera y solera” method, the system of casks in a pyramid. Aging in American oak casks of 500 litres. Over 30 years of aging.
Actual alcoholic strength by volume of 17 %. Reducing sugars content over 150 g/l..
Soft mahogany with iodine coloured borders. The complex aroma reveals hints of sun-dried “toasted” grapes, coffee, dried fruits, liquorice and honey. Well-balanced in mouth, with the elegant sweet taste that characterizes the natural sweet wines with a long fermentation, full-bodied with a long and intense aftertaste. Very different from other Pedro Ximénez wines produced as “Tiernos”. This very old wine is a reference amongst the natural sweet wines “trasañejo” from Málaga.
Store in a cool (15 – 17 º C), well-ventilated and dark place.
Do not keep in the refrigerator.
How to serve:
Serve between 10 and 14º C. Chill, preferably in a wine chiller or an ice-bucket with some water and ice-cubes during a short period of time, just to lower its temperature without unbalancing the wine. As a dessert wine, to go with ice-cream, blue cheese, during the after-lunch conversation or to relax in the evening.
Gold medal: Premios Arribe 2015
Best sweet wine Pedro Ximén: Sabor a Málaga 2014
Gold medal: Premios Mezquita 2014
Gold medal: Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2010
Silver medal: Premios Zarcillo 2009
Silver medal: Premios Mezquita 2009
Grand Gold medal: Cinve 2009