BarbadilloPedro Ximénez "La Cilla" NV (Half Bottle)Product code: 10729
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Barbadillo Pedro Ximénez "La Cilla" is a premium fortified wine made from 100% Pedro Ximénez grapes that are sun-dried for up to two weeks prior to vinification. The result is a sweet, syrupy wine with intense flavors of dark chocolate, caramel, and raisins. Its deep, dark color and rich aroma make it a perfect after-dinner sipper, but it can also be used in cooking to add depth and complexity to dishes. The wine is aged for over ten years in oak barrels, allowing it to develop its unique character and complexity. This exquisite wine is made by Bodegas Barbadillo, one of the oldest and most respected wineries in Sanlúcar de Barrameda, Spain.
Very dark mahogany colour and aromas reminiscent of plums, raisins and chocolate against a background of noble oak. Velvety and sweet on the palate. Long finish with the predominant retro nasal aroma being that of raisins.
About the Winery
Benigno Barbadillo Hortiguela established this family-owned winery in the year 1821. He moved to Sanlucar after living n Mexico for 20 years, and he set up his company in this region, understanding the potential and richness of the terroirs here. Today, this wine brand is the biggest producer of Manzanilla varietal in the Jerez region.
Currently, the seventh-generation Barbadillo family runs and manages the winery and vineyards. The vineyards stretch across 500 hectares, and they can be located in the estates of Gibalbin and Santa Lucia. Both these estates are found in the region of Jerez Superior. Of the two, the Gibalbin estate is more popular and is home to the modern and sophisticated winemaking plant. Currently, the Barbadillo group stores and ages its wines in 17 beautiful and temperature-controlled cellars located across some of Sanlucar de Barrameda's premium regions. Together, these cellars have a total capacity of 35million liters, making it the largest unit in Sanlucar.
The Manzanilla Solear range of wines are some of the best and iconic white wines you will ever taste in this region. In the year 1975, Barbadillo produced the Castillo de San Diego Wine, and it went on to become the bestselling white wine in Spain in a very short time. Today, the Barbadillo group has 16 ageing wineries in Sanlucar. They also have an exclusive winemaking plant for red and white grapes separately.
The white grapes used for these wines are Palomino, Sauvignon Blanc, and Verdejo. Palomino is the one used for making the iconic wines of this label including Manzanilla, Fino, Amontillado, Oloroso and Palo Cortado. The red varietals used for Barbadillo wines are Tempranillo, Tintilla, Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz. Of all these, Tempranillo is the most planted varietal, and it is used for some of the popular wines, such as Gibalbin, Quadis and Quadis Crianza.