This is another historic style that the Navazos team brought back. It’s a wine inspired by the time when Pedro Ximénez was often a vintage wine and released without extended ageing.
This comes from the stocks of Pérez Barquero in the D.O. Montilla-Moriles and is derived from late-harvested and dried PX grapes from one of Montilla’s best single vineyards. Fortified with only top-quality, wine-based spirits. Rested for 18 months in the traditional, large, cone-shaped amphorae of the type that has been used in Montilla-Moriles for centuries. Released as an ultra-pure, viscous, incredibly intense and naturally sweet dessert wine.
For those new to this wine, this isn’t your opaque, black, rancio style of PX. Instead, you can expect a bright and perfumed, amber/brown coloured wine of wonderful vibrancy, fruitiness and freshness with dried raisin, leatherwood honey, cold tea, nutmeg, molasses and fresh resin notes.
“The young and sweet 2015 Pedro Ximénez Casa del Inca from Montilla-Moriles is unoaked, matured in concrete vats that are traditional in the region, and wants to show the character of the sun-dried fruit. It’s bottled with 15% alcohol, as the must is fortified, first to 12% and later to 15%, and with some 415 grams of residual sugar. It’s very sweet with aromas of molasses, honey and maple syrup, with a dense palate, great concentration and lowish acidity.” 90 points, Luis Gutiérrez, The Wine Advocate