Pedro Xim√©nez Dry and Sweet Vinegars from Spain are a step above ordinary sherry vinegar. It all begins with¬†award-winning dry and sweet wines of Montilla from Bodegas Alvear, the oldest winery in Andaluc√≠a.¬†These are made exclusively with the Pedro Xim√©nez grape, giving the wine‚Äîand thus the vinegars‚Äîtremendous depth of flavor.¬†
The dry¬†fino-style base is derived from freshly harvested PX grapes that are vinified under the¬†velo de flor¬†(a unique yeast indigenous to the soil in Montilla, which produces a dry nutty flavors), before undergoing 10 years of fermentation and aging in the exacting¬†solera¬†system, where the wine is slowly blended cask to cask and developed into a versatile vinegar. Special care in both winemaking and barrel aging makes for¬†quality and flavor unlike any other¬†sherry-style vinegar.
Pedro Xim√©nez Dry Vinegar has a nuanced, woody nose that gives way to full-bodied flavor with¬†hints of roasted nuts, caramel, and prunes, and a¬†fresh,¬†lively acidity (6%). Finish a lentil soup or gazpacho. Sprinkle over roasted root vegetables and¬†blistered¬†pimientos de¬†padron. Make a glaze for grilled pork spareribs. Brighten¬†winter squash pur√©e.
Florence Fabricant of¬†The New York Times¬†writes,¬†"Alvear from Cordoba in Andalusia makes both sweet and dry Pedro Ximenez vinegars; the complex dry one is my preference, especially for a vinaigrette."¬†¬†
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