Ximénez-Spínola Exceptional Harvest 2018
White wine from Jerez. Varietal Pedro Ximénez aged for 4 months in American oak barrels.
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Produced in Jérez de la Frontera, the very heart of the Sherry region, Ximénez-Spínola Exceptional Harvest is a truly singular Spanish white wine
Harvest was performed manually and took place two weeks after the usual time in order to obtain some beautifully overripe, naturally sweet grapes.
Once in the cellar, the grapes were macerated with the skins in stainless steel tanks.
Then the wine was transferred into old American oak barrels, where it was aged for 4 months on its lees with periodic stirrings.
An exceptional, labouriously crafted white wine, Ximénez-Spínola Exceptional Harvest 2018 will improve in the bottle for many years.
The wine Ximénez-Spinola Exceptional Harvest has a very bright, clean golden colour with some amber tinges.
This single varietal Pedro Ximénez is simply mind-boggling. Complex notes of ripe and sun-dried apricots, baked apples, quince jelly and honey. On the background, this white wine from Jerez insinuates some notes of English custard, citrus, plums, marzipan, flowers and exotic spices.
A bold and unctuous white wine by Bodegas Ximénez-Spínola, with a substantial body enlivened by an exceptional acidity. Silky and smooth, this Pedro Ximénez white wine has a really complex palate and a surprisingly dry, long, masterly-balanced finish. Wow!
|Our personal opinion||
The wine Ximénez-Spínola Exceptional Harvest 2018 is already remarkable, and it may well become an outstanding wine within the next years.
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|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Type of ageing||Months in American oak barrels|
|Number of months aged in Barrels||4|
|Pairings||Aged cheeses, Alone, Aperitif, Cold meats, Cooked foods, Cured duck breast, Duck, Foie Gras, Full salads, Goat cheese, Grilled whitefish, Nougat candy, Paté, Roasted turkey, Smoked foods, Soft pasta cheese, Specialty Spanish prosciutto , White meat with gravy|
|Taste||Complex and Elegant, Tasty with barrel notes, Very intense and inky|
|Occasion||A special occasion, Aperitif, Because you can, Dinner with friends, Romantic Dinner|