Pedro Ximénez

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Common synonyms: Ximénez, Jimenez, Ximénès, Pedro, Pedro Giménez, Pedro Jimenez, Pedro Khimenes, Pedro Ximénès, Pedro Ximenes De Jerez, Pedro Ximenez De Montilla, Pero Ximen, Pasa Rosada De Malaga, Uva Pero Ximenez, Uva Pero Ximen, Pero Ximenez, Alamis De Totana, Alamis, Myuskadel, Ximenecia and the abbreviation PX

Parentage of the grape: None found. Ancient variety. There is a legend that it was brought from the Rhine by a Spanish soldier in the 17th century, but this has not been substantiated. It is not to be confused with the completely different variety called Pedro Gimenez that is found in Argentina and Chile.

History of the grape: Though it is grown throughout southern Spain, this grape variety is best known for the wines it produces in Andalucia, particularly Montilla-Moriles. Less productive and more disease-prone than Palomino, it is almost never grown in Jerez anymore, but is imported there from Montilla Moriles. The grapes are then left out Read more »

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