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Pedro Ximenez

Pedro Ximenez (also known as PX) is a white grape variety grown primarily in Spain and used to produce fortified wines and also unfortified wines in various styles. It has a yellow-green colour and is aromatic, with a unique taste and texture.

Colour, Aromas and Taste Profile

Pedro Ximenez grapes have a yellow-green colour, with notes of honey, figs and tropical fruits. The taste is sweet and syrupy, with notes of apricot, caramel, honey and raisins.

Fresh Pedro Ximenez grapes on the vine

Regional Features & Food Pairings

The Pedro Ximenez grape is mainly cultivated in the southern Spanish region of Andalusia. It is also grown in other countires such as Portugal, Australia and Chile. The Pedro Ximenez grape is a mid-ripening variety with large bunches of thick-skinned berries. The grapes are typically dried in the sun before they are pressed, and then fermented and aged in oak barrels. The Pedro Ximenez grape is used to make a variety of different styles of sweet wines. The most important ones however are fortifed and are produced in the Jerez and Malaga regions. In Chile P.X is mostly distilled to make "Pisco", a famous local grape destillate. The rich and sweet flavours of Pedro Ximenez wines make them a great pairing for a variety of desserts and cheeses.

Foods to pair with Pedro Ximenez:

Asian food
Pasta
Sausage
Fish
Light meat
Salad
Fun Fact about Pedro Ximenez
Wines made from Pedro Ximénez are claimed to be the sweetest wines in the world.

Top Wines with Pedro Ximenez

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Gonzalez-Byass Nectar Pedro Ximenez Sherry (Dulce)

Gonzalez-Byass

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Gonzalez-Byass Nectar Pedro Ximenez Sherry is a luscious and indulgent wine that showcases the expertise of its producer. Made in the appellation of Sherry, this wine is crafted from Pedro Ximenez grapes grown in vineyards with unique characteristics. The winemaking process involves sun-drying the grapes to concentrate their flavors and sweetness. The resulting wine is rich, dark, and full-bodied, with intense notes of raisins, figs, and caramel. Its velvety texture and long, lingering finish make it a perfect dessert wine or a delightful accompaniment to cheese and chocolate. Gonzalez-Byass Nectar Pedro Ximenez Sherry is a true indulgence for those seeking a decadent and memorable wine experience.
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Gonzalez-Byass Solera 1847 Cream

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Gonzalez-Byass Solera 1847 Cream is a delightful fortified wine that showcases the expertise of its producer. Crafted in the Jerez region, this wine is made from carefully selected grapes grown in exceptional vineyards. The winemaking process involves a unique solera system, where different vintages are blended together to create a harmonious and complex flavor profile. With its rich and velvety texture, this wine offers a luscious sweetness balanced by subtle acidity. The Gonzalez-Byass Solera 1847 Cream is a perfect choice for those seeking a luxurious and indulgent wine experience.
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Harveys Bristol Cream Sherry

Harveys

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Harveys Bristol Cream Sherry is a renowned fortified wine that offers a delightful and unique taste experience. Produced in the Jerez-Xérès-Sherry appellation, this sherry showcases the expertise of its vineyard, which benefits from the region's warm climate and chalky soil. The winemaking process involves a careful blend of different grape varieties, resulting in a harmonious and balanced flavor profile. With its rich amber color and velvety texture, Harveys Bristol Cream Sherry embodies a medium-sweet style that is both versatile and approachable. It is the perfect choice for those seeking a sophisticated and indulgent wine to enjoy on its own or paired with a variety of dishes.
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Gonzalez-Byass Matusalem Sherry VORS

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Gonzalez-Byass Matusalem Sherry VORS is a highly sought-after sherry that showcases the expertise of its producer. This exceptional wine hails from the renowned appellation of Jerez, Spain, known for its rich winemaking tradition. The vineyards where the grapes are grown benefit from the region's unique microclimate, characterized by hot summers and mild winters. The winemaking process involves a meticulous solera system, where the wine is aged in a series of barrels, resulting in a complex and layered flavor profile. Matusalem Sherry VORS is known for its deep amber color, intense aromas of dried fruits and nuts, and a velvety smooth texture. It is a true testament to the artistry and craftsmanship of Jerez winemaking.
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Gonzalez-Byass Apostoles 30 Years Old Sherry

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Gonzalez-Byass Apostoles 30 Years Old Sherry is a remarkable fortified wine that showcases the expertise of its producer. Crafted in the renowned appellation of Jerez-Xérès-Sherry, this wine is a true testament to the unique vineyard features of the region. The grapes used in its production are carefully selected and aged for an impressive 30 years, resulting in a wine of exceptional quality and complexity. The winemaking process involves a meticulous blending of Palomino and Pedro Ximénez grapes, creating a harmonious balance of flavors. With its rich, nutty aromas and luscious, sweet palate, this Sherry embodies the classic style that has made it a favorite among wine enthusiasts worldwide.
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