Regardless of whether the weather is good or not, it is clear that Andalusia, with cities like Seville, Cádiz or Málaga, is a place where you can enjoy a midday snack with friends and especially a good glass of fresh and sweet wine. Our favorite in Petit Palace? The pajarete, an authentic delight that although it has a comic name, is derived from a meticulous process of production, which includes months of fermentation and storage in special barrels.
The origin of this light and fine wine is to be found at two specific points in our national geography, which are Villamartín and Prado del Rey, two seignorial towns belonging to the province of Cadiz where the first vineyards took shape. Here they would fill the bottles with what was once called “paxarete”.
The result was so brilliant and delicious that the product spread like wildfire to other corners of Andalusia reaching points of Málaga such as Arroyo la Miel, a town located in the municipality of Benalmádena (which takes about 20 minutes by car If you start at our Petit Palace Plaza Málaga hotel) in which said wine would reach fame and Denomination of Origin.
What has given name to this malagueño delight? It is necessary to start from the beginning where we do not speak of a red nor of a white wine. The pajarete is a wine that could well be a liqueur (the reason for its high content of natural sugar). An amber tone broth with a fine and delicious taste that becomes the ideal companion of tapas malagueñas or an evening with friends.
The secret of this Málaga wine (also popular in other countries such as Chile) lies in the mix of grapes (a few Huasco grapes and some Alejandria and Austria grapes) and in its aging in American oak barrels.
Pajarete Cream, the most of the most
Although there are several varieties and brands that can be found of this wine, it is the Pajarete Cream that uses the palm for its flavour and quality. A variety of Pajarete in which a little of Pedro Ximénez (aka “wine from Jerez”) is added, as well as muscat and Rome grapes
In short, it is one of those products that you must try on your next visit to Malaga. Have you planned a trip? Do not miss Petit Palace Plaza Málaga offers.