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Grape Variety: 100% Pedro Ximenez
Aging Potential: Drink now or keep
Serving Temperature: 6 - 8 ºC
Alcohol Level: 17%
Bottle Size: 37.5 cl (Half Bottle)
The name tells you all about this wine’s origin: this sweet young wine is obtained through drying the Pedro Ximenez grapes on mats in the sun. It is the best way of bringing an intense Andalusian summer sun to your table from a single harvest. The wine is aged in the traditional earthenware jars, “tinajas”, where it is left for 12 months.
Brilliant clear amber. Clean, light and superbly stylish, it is a pure raisin wine that combines a full aroma of raisins and dates with a pleasant fruitiness, a honey backbone and a slight hint of orange rind. Rich in dried fruit nuances and toasty hints of skins, with fresh overtones, rosemary honey. Unctuous palate. Nice partner for foie gras, blue chesses, desserts, ice-creams and nuts. It can also be served with ice as a cooling delicious drink.
The incontestable treasure of Alvear’s brandies, this Brandy has been aged in American oak barrels, following the traditional Criaderas and Soleras System for over 25 years.
Alvear is one of the most prestigious and internationally renowned bodegas in Andalucía, boasting extensive vineyards that are located in the most famous estates in the Sierra de Montilla y Moriles (Córdoba). This privileged land’s star grape variety is Pedro Ximénez, which is thought to have originated in the Rhine region, and is used by the bodega as the unique base wine for its sweet, Fino, Oloroso and Amontillado wines.
The Alvear Family has its origins in the old neighbourhood of Trasmiera in the mountains of Burgos. In the early 16th century the family uprooted from its modest ancestral home in San Miguel de Aras, and settled in Nájera (La Rioja) subsequently relocating, some years later, to the province of Córdoba in Andalucía.
Throughout its history, the Alvear bodega has retained its family character by firmly sticking to its roots. The current generation of the Alvear family is very large; more than 50 members own the business, some of whom also participate in the running of the business.
Alvear distributes its products all over Spain, its main market being the Mediterranean region from Catalonia to Algeciras. The bodega also sells 40 per cent of its production abroad to more than 25 countries including the UK, Holland, Japan, Canada and Australia.
|Serving Temperature||6 - 8 ºC|
|Grape Variety||100% Pedro Ximenez|
|Wine Closure||Natural Cork|