Bodegas Alvear

Alvear Medium Dry

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Denominacion de Origen

D.O. Montilla Moriles

Location

Montilla (Córdoba), Spain

Varietal

100% Pedro Ximénez

Vineyards

Trellis 80%. Traditional 20%

Year(s) Planted

Between 1990 and 2000

Viticulture

The grape (Pedro Ximénez), the soil (Albariza) and the climate (extreme summer) are determining factors in the viticulture of Montilla wines.

Soils

Albarizas (white loam, chalky) soil

Climate

Continental. Hot days/cool nights during growing season. Semi arid.

Winemaking

Alvear’s Medium Dry combines the biological aging of a Fino, aged under the “Velo de Flor”, and the oxidative aging of an Oloroso. It is slightly sweetened and stays in a Solera System of American oak casks for more than 7 years.

Ageing

First: Criaderas and solera system, traditional method involving rows of casks of American oak under a clear layer of yeast know as the “Velo de flor”. Second.: oxidative aging (like a oloroso wine). At least 7 years.

Comments

Light amber in color, Alvear’s Medium Dry combines the biological aging of a Fino, aged under the “Velo of Flor”, and the oxidative aging of an Oloroso. It is slightly sweetened and stays in a Solera System of old American oak casks for more than 7 years. Serving suggestion: Ideal as an aperitif with nuts, with onion soup, charcuterie and cheese as Cheddar or Gouda. Perfect for cocktails. Try it with Mexican and Thai food. Brilliant dark oak colour and classic aromas of toasted nuts. Off dry but fuller bodied than a Fino. Nice length in mouth and nose.



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