Bin #013 Pedro Ximenéz Seco, Montilla-Moriles 2021
An intriguing and delicious Spanish must-try – whether or not you like sherry!
Region: Montilla Moriles
Grape: Pedro Ximenéz (100%)
We are thrilled to introduce you to the first new addition to our limited-edition Bin Series range of 2023: an unfortified, dry Spanish table wine made from Pedro Ximenéz, a grape that is normally used for making very sweet sherries.
This is a wine we recommend wholeheartedly to all. It was made by Spain’s oldest family-owned winery, Alvear, and bottled especially for The Society. It comes from Montilla-Moriles, near Cordoba, which is around two and a half hours’ drive north-east of the official sherry region of Jerez, and which has a unique terroir that is reflected beautifully in the wine.
This light, unfortified white was fermented and matured in large concrete amphorae (tinajas) under a veil of flor (yeast) for several months, and then bottled after a year to capture the wine’s zesty minerality. Expect a dry, mouthwatering and mineral wine with a bready, umami note and fantastic food-matching credentials, whether enjoyed as an aperitif with olives and almonds or a dinner-table partner to sushi or grilled sardines.
Grape: Pedro Ximenéz 100%
Residual Sugar: <2.5g/L
Acidity: 6.18 g/L
Ageing Vessel: Concrete Amphoras
Vineyard Altitude: 550-610 Metres
Soil Type: Calcareous
Winemaker: Ramiro Ibáñez & Bernardo Lucena
Buyer: Tim Sykes
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