Pedro Ximenez

/PEH-droh HEE-meh-nehs/

A grape which was historically grown in Jerez and used in making sherry as well Palomino Fino. The drink produced was sweet and dark, but it was more often used as an additive grape. Most is now acquired from Montilla near Cordoba where it is traditionally picked and then dried in the sun to concentrate the sugars. It is used in Málaga wines as well as for Montilla, dessert wines with syrupy style.