Aurora Pedro Ximénez Jerez

Region: Spain - Andulucia


Sanlúcar native Francisco (Paco) Yuste has been a true lover of Manzanilla his entire life.

In 1991, after building a successful beverage distributorship in the provinces of Cádiz and Córdoba, he purchased the historic Bodega Santa Ana in Sanlúcar’s Barrio Bajo. The purchase included a centenarian “solera” and Paco began operation as an “almacenista.”

In 2001 he added Bodega Los Ángeles in the Barrio Alto, restoring it to Manzanilla production and using it to refresh his “criaderas” at Santa Ana. Bodega Miraflores, founded in 1956, was acquired in 2010 to serve as production base. The acquisition of the classic Aurora brand in 2015 was followed in 2016 by the purchase of Herederos de Argüeso with its famous Manzanilla, San León.

The Wine

Vineyard Profile

Vineyards in D.O. Jerez-Xérès-Sherry.

  • Soil: Chalky white Albariza
Harvest Notes
  • Hand harvested
  • Solera aged for 8 – 10 years in Sanlúcar’s high humidity and moderate temperatures at Bodega Miraflores
Winemaker's Notes

Dessert Pedro Ximénez of exceptionally fine texture and aroma, with silky sweetness that is light on its feet due to long aging in Sanlúcar de Barrameda’s moderate, humid seaside conditions.

Wine Summary

100% Pedro Ximénez; alcohol: 15%; vineyards in D.O. Jerez-Xérès-Sherry; chalky white Albariza soils; hand harvested; Solera aged for 8 – 10 years in Sanlúcar de Barrameda’s high humidity and moderate temperatures at Bodega Miraflores.

Technical Information
  • 100% Pedro Ximénez
  • Alcohol: 15%


91 Points

Warmed date, toffee and buckwheat flavors glide along on a viscous, caressing texture, ending with ginger and Christmas pudding notes. Has good freshness in addition to the bass line.

Wine Spectator, June, 2017

General Info

APPELLATION D.O. Manzanilla de Sanlucar de Barrameda
PROPRIETORS Francisco (Paco) Yuste
WINEMAKER Francisco (Paco) Yuste