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Oxford Companion to Wine

Oxford Companion to Wine

By Jancis Robinson

Published 2006

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PX, common abbreviation for the Spanish grape variety pedro ximénez, and particularly for the dark, sticky, ultra-sweet varietal fortified wine made from it that is so fashionable in Spain and increasingly so elsewhere. montilla-moriles is the usual source and top-quality wines can be almost as dark and viscous as molasses, though are generally lower in alcohol than the sherries of nearby jerez.