Pedro Ximenez - Liqueur Sherry

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"This exquisite Australian organic Pedro Ximenez sherry wine is a favourite served as an aperitif or with desserts". The current release is the bronze medal awarded 2009 vintage. 

Did you know the best sweet sherry is Pedro Ximenez?

Pedro ximénez is probably the sweetest wine in Australia and the best sweet sherry. Despite this, the best Pedro Ximenez sherry has a complexity of aroma and flavour. It makes it fresh and harmonious on the palate due to the natural process of raisining by “asoleo”, or drying the ripening PX sherry grapes on the vine. This concentrates the organic grape sugars but also the organic Pedro ximénez grapes' natural acidity to make a marvellous Australian sherry

Pedro Ximenez sherry Use by date

Alice has asked if these wines have a use-by date. Like all good wines, there are no use-by dates. The oldest wines of this Australian sherry style, we know of, were made in 1965 and are still drank perfectly. All I can suggest is that your bottles should be recorked every 20 years. This Australian sherry wine is a sherry style, fortified to produce a luscious liqueur PX Sherry wine style. For more iinformation  on our pedro ximenez, PX wine.
See the organic wine website for our recipe for Pedro Pancakes.  Pedro ximenez pancakes.

Where to buy PX sherry online?

Where to buy sherry, Australian PX sherry? Right here online as we sell direct to you, through our online organic sherry shop, our organic pedro ximenez price and quality are better than anywhere in Australia. If you want certified organic pedro ximenez, you will find ONLY ONE place in the universe to buy sherry online. 

Affordable Pedro Ximenez sherry

Enjoy affordable Pedro Ximenez is a sweet sherry in front of the fire this evening with a 5L container of bulk Pedro Ximenez wine. It is sweet and delicious and won't cost a lot of money to enjoy this sweet fortified wine. Think also of that pork belly or beef cheeks with a Pedro Ximenez jus you could be eating very soon.

What is Pedro Ximenez Sherry?               

Sherry wine is a fortified wine made in Spain, whereas in Portugal a fortified wine is called a Port wine. In Australia, we used to use these names, but now we use terms like fortified red wine, fortified white wine, apera, topaque and varietal names like Pedro Ximenez.

Pedro Ximenez sherry is made from a white Spanish sherry grape variety called Pedro Ximenez. Sometimes the Spanish sherry grape is called Pedro Ximenes or just PX sherry or Pedro X. It has been grown in Spain and made into sherry wine for centuries.

Pedro Ximenez in Western Australia

The first plants that came to Western Australia were taken by British settlers as cuttings from the Cape of Good Hope in South Africa in the early 1830s. The vines are vigorous on the rich alluvial soils of the Swan Valley with its Mediterranean climate. The vines produce large bunches of white grapes suitable for making a range of sherry wine styles from dry white wine, dry organic sherry and the sweetest dessert wines.

Other names for Pedro Ximenez Sherry

The word sherry is an anglicisation of Xérès (Jerez)

Some synonyms include Pedro Jimenez wine, Pedro Ximenes, Jerez, and in Australia, it is often referred to as Pedro or PX. Pedro Jimenez is made in Chile from Pedro Ximenez grapes. The variety Pedro Gimenez, which is used widely in Argentina for cheap everyday white wines, is unrelated despite the similar name. The other sherry variety from Jerez, the traditional home of Sherry, is Palomino which is much more common there than Pedro Ximenez. Pedro X is used to add sweetness to blends with Palomino and also on its own to make dark sweet viscous wines, both in Jerez and other regions in Southern Spain.

In Chile, Pedro Ximenez is the variety most often used to make Pisco, the local version of their brandy. Like Palomino, Pedro Ximenez wine can also be used to make dry white wine without much character.

In Australia, Pedro X is used to make both fortified and table wines. In the 1950s McWilliams Pedro was one of the first botrytised wines produced in Australia. It is also used to make rich sweet fortified wines but historically Pedro Ximenez's most common role has been bulking up mass-produced cheap white wines. How much is in your chardonnay?

To maximize the Pedro grape sugar levels the twenty-year-old PX vines have to be meticulously maintained through the growing season. Only short canes are wrapped down on the cordon wire during pruning. After budburst, the vine crown is thinned to maximise vine growth from the cordon. Once the "fruit has set", meaning that flowering has finished and the berries are forming, the two bunches per cane are reduced to one bunch. We call this thinning. After thinning the leaves are plucked by hand around the fruit bunches to allow good airflow.

During the late spring, the vines are then hedged to about a metre in length to reduce the vine canopy. This ultimately reduces vine water stress in the late summer heat.

To make the rich and luscious liqueur PX sherry wine that is renowned worldwide the sugar level has to be extra-ordinary high. This is achieved by letting the organic sherry grapes ripen and shrivel as raisins on the vine in the warm autumn sunshine.

What is sherry called in Australia?

What is Sherry called in Australia?. Sherry's name comes from the area in Spain. Jerez-Xérès-Sherry, is one of Spain's wine regions. As Spain is part of the EU, the name Sherry is protected. In Australia, we use several names, like Fleur de Madeleine, Apera, Pedro Ximenez and sweet white wine.

Buy Pedro Ximenez Sherry

Sherry can come in different forms from dry to sweet wines. Pedro Ximemez sherry is the duck's nuts as far as the sweetest style of white wine sherry available. Some sherry is dry like the flor fino style.

Product Code PEDT4
Manufacturer Harris Organic Wines
Stock Level 11
Condition New
Weight 1.25kg

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