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  • Alvear Sweet PX (Pedro Ximenez) Sherry Vinegar


Alvear Sweet PX (Pedro Xemenez) Sherry Vinegar
375 ml bottle - Montilla, Spain

There are just a few less than a zillion sherry vinegars out there in the world. We only have two. Well, actually we have three now. And they all are special, worth having and each have chefs who swear by only one!

What’s so very special about these two aged (10 and 12 years) sherry style vinegars is that they start with Alvear’s award winning sweet sherry-style wines of Montilla.

These 100% Pedro Ximenez Sherries bring the amazing flavor profile over as they transition into vinegar! Although not a DOP sherry vinegar from jerez, Pedro Ximénez Dry and Sweet Vinegars from Spain are a step above ordinary sherry vinegar. It all begins with Alvear’s award-winning sweet wines of Montilla. Made using the traditional solera method of fermentation and aging as a DOP Sherry vinegar.

So many sherry vinegars are sharp, and can barely carry more than one note. These two, dry and sweet, are very special, complex, each with many flavor notes that is more akin to a fine wine than a typical harsh vinegar.

With careful sampling you can taste the wood of the aging barrels and the fruitiness of the grape that makes these sherry vinegars very, very special.

The dry, aged 12 years, has so much aroma punch it puckers your inner nose and soul. You can taste the wood in the finish, almost like a caramel flavor. A sharpness and an edge to the flavor receptors clearly defines lines, but not so painful that it isn't pleasant and rewarding.

The sweet to the nose is, well, sweet. It too has some distinct notes, well defined but not quite as aggressive; a more rounded edge. The sweet sings too, but perhaps a little less complex, leaving you with a smooth feeling.

These sherry vinegars are at the top of the food pyramid. Think a simple Kefta Rub with the dry sherry for a beef or pork grill. The sweet would go well in a fruit cherry compote, a little acidity would make it sing!

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Alvear's Pedro Ximenez 10-year-old sherry vinegar
So far have only sampled this on its own, so it's not certain yet how it will taste as a marinade or dressing. This is definitely sweeter and more aromatic than the average vinegar, but it's somewhat sharper and more acidic than a good balsamic vinegar, so it doesn't displace the usefulness of balsamic. It should mix well with hazelnut or walnut oil for a dressing.
by Deborah M.