Genium Ximenis 2009

Region: Priorat D.O.Q.

Grapes: 90% Pedro Ximenez, 10% Others
Vintage: 2009
Color: White

Produced from old vines, planted on steep terraced vineyards. The hand harvested fruit is fermented in new French oak barrels. Following the initial robust stage of fermentation, the wine is racked with fine lees only and aged for 3 months in the new barrels with batonnage.


Publication Score Comments
The Wine Advocate 87 Beginning with their limited production white, the 2009 Ximenis has a neutral nose of light resin aromas tinctured with Conference pear and apple blossom. The palate is medium-bodied with a waxy entry. There is good acidity with some pleasant oxidative, nutty aromas that lead to a stern, dry, almost Roussanne-like finish. Drink this intriguing white Priorat over the next two or three years.
Issue 200, April 2012
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar 90 Bright yellow. Spicy orchard and pit fruit aromas are complemented by toasty oak spices and lemon rind, with a dusty mineral undertone adding nuance. Fleshy and smooth in the mouth, offering pear and peach flavors, strong herbacity and a refreshingly bitter note of citrus pith. Anise and mineral notes build with air and linger on the long, spicy finish.
Issue 158, Sept/Oct 2011