Pérez Barquero is a well established, renowned name for making wines that come from the Pedro Ximénez grape, which founds the ideal conditions to grow in the Montilla-Moriles D.O. Pérez Barquero is a family owned winery that owns 125 hectares of vineyards in some of the best locations in this appellation, in Sierra de Montilla and in Moriles Alto. They also control a further 400 hectares of vineyards belonging to other vintners. They also stock 10,000 500- to 600-liter American oak barrels, the famous “botas” where they age their wines following the “Soleras and Criaderas” system. With all this ingredients, they produce an impressive array of both dry and sweet wines, whose main characteristics are balance, elegance, freshness and finesse. In order to produce their range of sweet wines, they expose the Pedro Ximénez grapes to the sun in open fields, until they get sun dried and raisin, which allows for concentration of sugar in the grapes.