Muscat Blends: Spain

Only three grape varieties are authorized for the vineyards of Jerez and the production of Sherry: Palomino, Pedro Ximénez and Muscat of Alexandria (or Moscatel Gordo Blanco). The Palomino grape is the most important and is planted in over 95% of the vineyard area. Muscat of Alexandria is planted in only 3% of the vineyard area, and is mainly used for sweetening the sherry.