Don Guido 20 Year Old Pedro Ximenez
Williams and Humbert Sherries
For over 130 years, Bodegas Williams & Humbert have been producing the finest sherries and brandies as well as a diverse portfolio of spirits, utilizing one of the most traditional methods of ageing, the solera method. Founded in 1877 by Sir Alexander Williams and Arthur Humbert, Bodega Williams & Humbert helped to establish the creation of the Jerez-Xérès-Brandy Quality Demarcation. The Bodega is now owned by the Medina family, a local winemaking family with long roots in Sherry production. Family-owned and operated, they produce a variety of high quality sherries using the traditional solera aging method, whereby small amounts of younger wines are systematically blended with more mature wines over a period of time.TERROIR & VINTAGE NOTES
Located in the heart of Jerez de la Frontera, the Bodega has more than 1,200 acres of vineyards and the largest wine cellar in Europe.
Jerez has a unique white soil called Albariza, composed of marine microalgae sedimentation. This chalky soil has a high content of calcium carbonate and limestone, similar to what you find in Chablis and Champagne. It’s white color reflects sunlight back to the vines and it is extremely porous, allowing for excellent water retention that is vital during the hot summer months in this region of southern Spain.WINEMAKING
Grapes dried under the sun for 15 days in the drying yards. Must at high pressure in special presses, immediately fortified at 9º C. It is then decanted and filtered after the first cold treatment. Later it is fortified again until it reaches 18 º C.TASTING NOTES
Mahogany-black in color. On the nose, characteristic Pedro Ximénez, raisin and fig aromas with round, underlying balsamic notes. Low acidity, almost syrupy sweet and with a long finish that leaves the sweetness and aromas in your mouth and nose for a long time. A magnificent dessert wine and always a pleasure to sip away at. Essential in stylish cuisine.