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PX 1927 - Alvear

£15.40
Origin:
Cordoba - D.O. Montilla-Moriles
Blend:
100% Pedro Ximenez
Winemaker:
Bernardo Lucena
Winery:
Bodegas Alvear
Allergens:
Contains sulphites.
Bottle:
37.5 cl
  • PX 1927 - Alvear

PX 1927 is the year that Alvear build his latest winery. The grapes on their optimum degree of maturity are spread out on mats to dry in the sun until they become raisins. When pressed, they deliver are intensely rich must to which grape alcohol is added to prevent fermentation and loss of sweetness. This PX has been in the solera system for 5 years.

Vineyard & Viticulture

The vineyards are located on Montilla's mountains. A total of 150 hectares of their own vineyard and 200 hectares of closely controlled external vineyards are used to grow the grapes for this wine. The climate is semi-continental Mediterranean with long, hot, dry summers and short winters. Very low intervention in the vineyards. The soil type is Albariza, a mixed of chalk, limestone clay and sand.

Winemaking

Sweet wine, simply called PX (Pedro Ximenez). Grapes on their optimum degree of maturity are spread out on mats to dry in the sun until they become raisins. When pressed, they deliver an intensely rich must to which grape alcohol is added to prevent fermentation and the loss of sweetness. Tis sweet wine has been in the solera system for five years. This system comprises of transferring the must through different layers of barrels. The group of barrels closest to the floor is called the solera. The row above is called first criadera and the next one is called the second criadera. Each criadera, or row, contains PX which has been aged for the same amount of time. The solera barrels contain the oldest wine, which will be the final PX to be bottled. The first criadera on the top of all the barrels is where the youngest wine is stored. The PX is transferred to the next criadera until reaching the solera. Is called 1927 because the first PX made from this solera started in that year.

Tasting notes

A sumptuous wine of great intensity, a rich concentration of fruit in the mouth with a full, rich, succulent and seemingly unending finish. The right wine to end a meal in a marvellous way, to sip with dessert, with blue cheese, fruit-salads, pastries or to top ice-cream. Delicious refreshment with ice.

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