Equipo Navazos Ovni Pedro Ximenez
Everything indicates that the origins of Andalusia's biological aging date back to the second half of the eighteenth century, halfway between Sanlúcar (which supplies the wines) and Cádiz (which supplies the market and commercial channels and also the beneficial effects of the flor were rated first.
The Pedro Ximénez grape - together with Moscatel and Palomino Fino - complies with the trinity of historic Andalusian varieties. Consolidated for centuries as the dominant variety in Montilla-Moriles, its versatility allows for a great diversity of wines. An early harvest of approximately 10 / 10.5% alc. emphasizes the fruit notes and acidity, ideal for fragrant young whites. A later harvest, with about 15% alc., is perfect for classic Montilla finos, so they do not need fortification to reach the ideal alcohol content for organic aging under flor. An even later harvest, followed by sufficient sun drying on the paseras, produces sweet must for the famous PX stickies, with sugar levels north of 400gr/l.
In fact, the Pedro Ximenezen reaches perfect ripeness at 11.5-12.5% alc., where there is an optimal balance between primary aromas, acidity, alcohol and mineral structure. Harvested at this level, Pedro Ximénez, grown in the best 'white earth' vineyards of Moriles Altos and Sierra de Montilla, offers enormous purity. It is precisely from these soils that the grapes for OVNI 2017 Pedro Ximénez were harvested. To allow the grape and the soil to express themselves in complete freedom and intensity, we used not only the first must ('yema'), but also part of the second pressing (locally called 'colour'). Fermentation took its natural course with native yeasts, and the wine was allowed to settle for several months: part of it in stainless steel vats, the rest in cement vats under a thin veil of flor. This treatment emphasizes the chalky terroir and extracts all the local character.
The Equipo Navazos Ovni Pedro Ximenez is best drunk chilled at about 6 degrees, with any type of lightly cooked fish and seafood, but also with lighter rice and pasta dishes and salads with a delicate taste. From the calcareous soils to the glass, after a period under flor. Never before, in recent times, have tradition and future been embraced so authentically as in this Andalusian wine. Flor-aged white wines are rightly very popular these days. The wines are extremely elegant, fresh and dry. The OVNI Pedro Ximénez is a cheerful wine without artifice or pretension, pure, authentic and natural and super pure. This wine has matured under a veil (flor) of yeast and these notes are best appreciated when tasted between 3° and 6°C - so serve very cool.
FACT: In the Tab: Appendix you will find the official fact sheet of this beautiful wine. We will send it to you automatically when you order this wine. The wine is in our conditioned Wine Warehouse and if you pick up the wine you will also receive a nice discount. You will see your discount immediately when you choose Collect in the Checkout page. We are almost next to the Rijksweg with plenty of parking. Click here for our address.
|Type of Wine
|Drinking as of
|Aromatic, Complex, Fruity, Powerful, Round, White fruit
|Cadeau!, Lekker luxe, Terras