Country: Chile Region: Elqui Valley Varietal: Pedro Ximenez Vintage: 2012 Body: medium Alcohol: 13%
Pedro Ximenez (AKA PX) is a grape typically grown in Spain and is used to create sweet sherry. This PX, though, comes from Chile and is DRY, crisp, and clean – as far from the sweet sherry as you can get.
We get nice almond notes on the nose with quince and citrus, pretty stony minerality and nice acid. Lingers on an interesting dry sherry note with a dash of salt. An intriguing twist to an interesting grape.
It’s hard to believe that this estate grown and bottled Sauvignon Blanc is only $9. We get citrus fruits and herbs on the nose followed by more of the same on the palate with a bit of minerality and just the right amount of acidity. Simply delightful. Try it with: Goat cheese stuffed eggplant cannelloni, spinach salad, swordfish with mango salsa.
...this estate grown and bottled Sauvignon Blanc is only $9.