Weekend Wine: Martino Old Vine Pedro Ximenez


A white wine review. This is strange for me, because I don’t typically enjoy the taste of white wine. But sometimes life surprises you, which is why you have to branch out and experience new things. Sometimes on a hot summer evening, you just need something cool and crisp to sip on your porch while you watch the fireflies dance and glow in your front yard and contemplate miracles. Sometimes a red just wont cut it.

This wine came as a part of the Plonk Wine Merchants club. This Wine was surprising. I wasn’t expecting it to be so delicious. The fruit flavors weren’t overpowering and had enough flavor to be refreshing. There were notes of citrus and had a distinct (to me) oaky taste. Heaven. I served it warm (GASP!!!) because I forgot that we were going to drink it that night, but sometimes a mistake tends to be the best path. I am not sure how I would have felt about this wine if it had been chilled. It was perfect at room temperature. (For me, anyway. Real wine connoisseurs will probably wince at this. I am still a baby at being a wine snob, so take what I say with a large grain of salt.)

Here is the description from the Plonk Website:

This organically grown, old vines, bone dry Pedro Ximenez is not your run of the mill South American white. Extremely stylish and elegant in the mouth, with fascinating notes of jasmine, minerals, grapefruit pith, and white melon. This is a fun and distant departure from the dessert style, motor oil textured Pedro Ximenez wines you see from Jerez in Spain. (Linked above)

It retails for 18.oo on the website and I would recommend it if you love a dryer wine.

What is your “go to” summer wine?



Published by BrandieKnits

I am a reader of many beautiful things, a fantastic knitter and a lover of wine. I love writing stories. I am a daydreamer and very neurotic, but my husband married me anyway. Bless that man. Really, I am just a girl who finally figured out what she wants in life.

One thought on “Weekend Wine: Martino Old Vine Pedro Ximenez

  1. I will have to check that out.

    My go to summer wines lately have been light but sweet, slightly sparkling whites. One such wine that I have been very impressed with is the J. Lohr Bay Mist Riesling. Normally, I’m pretty meh about J. Lohr, but this wine is truly fabulous, and it is only $10. It’s one of the few wines I’ve had in my life that is actually underpriced. It is slightly sweet and slightly sparkling and perfect for summer.

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