Month: June 2016

Going underground (Pasar a la clandestinidad) – Bodegas Cruz Conde

  In researching Bodegas Cruz Conde as part of that review we learnt that they have something very unique in the region, a subterranean ageing cellar called “El Sotano” – “The Basement” with it’s stunning architecture. We were intrigued and had to visit. Carolina from Cruz Conde would be our guide and we were also accompanied by Inma from Baccus Travel. Located in… Read more →

Bodegas Toro Albalá Fino Eléctrico del Lagar

  Another of the bottles we brought home from our trip last month was this Fino Eléctrico del Lagar from Bodegas Toro Albalá. Official Tasting Notes Produced using the solera technique from 100% Pedro Ximenez grapes, it is biologically aged for 10 years under a veil of yeast, also known as ‘flor’, with an ABV of 15% with 45,000 x 50cl bottles produced… Read more →

Electric, Eclectic and Original – Bodegas Toro Albalá

Bodegas Toro Albalá is a hidden gem, full of character and history and not forgetting a producer of excellent wines and vinegars. All the Pedro Ximenez grapes used come from the Moriles Alto region with over 145 hectares used each year, 75 hectares which they own and 70 hectares under their direct supervision. As well as the bodega we visited… Read more →

And now for something different (Y ahora algo diferente) – Bodegas Robles

  This is our first experience of a bodega which has taken a totally different approach, committing to organic growing and production practices 16 years ago. Not only was this a commitment to the organic practices but it was also a commercial decision that means Bodegas Robles has become a true pioneer in this regard. We found it very interesting to hear… Read more →

Bodegas Toro Albalá Fino Eléctrico en Rama

With the recent sunny Scottish weather, perfect for drinking Fino, we decided it was ideal opportunity to review a new bodega’s wine, Toro Albalá’s Fino Eléctrico en Rama. Official Tasting Notes Produced using the solera technique from 100% Pedro Ximenez grapes, it is biologically aged for 5 years under a veil of yeast, also known as ‘flor’. Colour: Pale straw. Brilliant and light in… Read more →

What a great place to start our 2016 bodega adventures – Bodegas Alvear

What a great place to start our 2016 bodega adventures. Bodegas Alvear, the oldest in the Andalucia on Monday 15th May. Patios are in bloom and it is a large and impressive place set in the heart of Montilla. Fortunately we have a personal private tour. Inma of Bacus Travel who is well educated in the family history, the bodega… Read more →