This wine is made with the Pedro Ximénez varieties, starting from a Natural Sweet base of select berries, where the conditions for extraction, racking, and fermentation have always been done in stainless steel. Once the wine is obtained, it undergoes an analytical and organoleptic control process where the wines that have the desired features are chosen. From there, they go through an oxidative ageing process in American oak barrels that lasts for at least 5 years (this is the time stipulated by CRDO Malaga regulations; our winery actually does this for longer, and there may be wines aged up to 50-60 years).
Bodegas: Carpe Diem
Type: Liqueur wine
Variety: Pedro Ximénez
2022 Awards: Gold Medal Lyon, “Taste of Malaga” Award, Gold Medal Frankfurt International Trophy
Previous awards: Silver Medal at FESTWINE 2005, Silver Medal at Valtice 2005, Silver Medal at Vinitaly 2007, Silver Medal Iberwine 2009, Gold Medal Mezquita Awards 2010, Gold Medal Vinoble 2011, Silver Medal International Wine Guide 2012, Gold Medal Concours Mondial Bruxelles 2013, Taste of Malaga Award 2013, Gold Medal Vinofed 2013, Gold Medal Catavinum World Wine & Spirits Competition 2014, Gold Medal Vinofed 2014, Gold Medal Lyon 2015, Gold Medal Zarcillo 2015, Gold Medal Catavinum International Wine Guide 2015, Arribe de Plata Award 2015, Gold Medal Catavinum International Wine Guide 2016, Gold Medal Catavinum International Wine Guide 2017, and Silver Medal Lyon 2017.
Very dark colour with a wide robe, with the thin meniscus offering iodised tones in the glass. The movement is oily, with thick, dense, coloured legs. Fresh figs, candied fruit, and notes of citrus appear. On the palate, it is fatty, very full-bodied, and succulent with a soft texture.
Pair it with sour fruits, nuts, cheeses, and pâtés.