Pedro Ximénez Dry and Sweet Vinegars from Spain are a step above ordinary sherry vinegar. It all begins with Alvear’s award-winning dry and sweet wines of Montilla. These are made exclusively with the Pedro Ximénez grape, giving the wine—and thus the vinegars—tremendous depth of flavor. Then, the special flor (yeast) of the Alvear cellars plus careful solera barrel aging develop the wine into elegant, versatile sweet and dry vinegars.
How to Use
Use the Dry vinegar in salad dressing, to dress a warm potato salad, to punctuate bean soup or as a deglazing liquid for roast pork. See how to use the Sweet Vinegar.
Why We Like It
This is 100% Pedro Ximénez wine vinegar! It has been aged for 10 years using the exacting solera system, in which vinegars of varying ages are meticulously blended from one barrel to another in order to maintain consistently excellent quality and complexity of flavor. Special care in both winemaking and barrel aging makes for quality and flavor unlike any other sherry-style vinegar.
Kitty says:“Quality to price, there is nothing better than the Alvear PX Vinegars, sweet or dry. The thing I really like about them is their nuanced, elegant flavors. Alvear Pedro Ximénez has raisiny overtones and also a nuttiness from the special yeast in Montilla, used in vinification.You get all these layers of flavor, stemming from the high-quality wine and the fact that it's been aged 10 years. This makes for a lot of subtext flavors that monumentally effect the outcome of a dish.”
Ingredients: wine vinegar
A KL Keller Exclusive
Read the story of how Kitty met Maria Alvear and discovered Alvear Pedro Ximénez Vinegar.