Montilla Moriles Don Px Pedro Ximenes Gran Reserva 1999
|Eye||Dark mahogany color|
|Nose||Bottle opens with citrus touch to orange rind followed by notes of licorice, coffee, cinnamon and cocoa to the shake|
|Mouth||Sweet, velvety entry, which counteracts the acidity and bitterness making it very balanced in the mouth|
|Pairings||Chocolate, ice cream, 'gras or blue cheese|
|Appellation||Denominacin de Origen Consejo Regulador|
|Place of Production||N/A|
|Wine bottle size||0,75 L Standard|
Montilla-Moriles is a DO wine zone in Andalucia, southern Spain. Centered around the towns of Montilla and Moriles, it is located about 45km (25 miles) south of Cordoba and 100km (60 miles) north of the Mediterranean coast at Malaga, making it the most northerly of Andalucia's DO wine regions.
This classic is made with Pedro Ximénez, a white wine grape best known for its role in the sweet sherries of Jerez, Spain. Largely unsuited to table wine production due to its very low acidity, Pedro Ximénez shines as fortified wine either in the Sherry Blend, or as a fortified single-variety wine known as PX.
Fruits are harvested in August; the bunches are then dried on the ground of traditional jute discs and grated by hand in such a way that the grapes preserve their integrity.
The sugar level at the end of the pressing also reaches 500g / l.
The fermentation takes place in steel for around a year and is interrupted once the predetermined alcohol content is reached, mutating the musts with the addition of alcohol obtained by the distillation of its pomace. Refine for almost 20 year months in aging oak barrel.