Author: Laura & Erik Burgess

Two self confessed enthusiasts for the people and wines of Montilla-Moriles.

Bodegas Perez Barquero Fresquito Pedro Ximénez 2016

One of the few Montilla-Moriles wines widely available in the UK via Marks and Spencer Fresquito Pedro Ximénez is a tinaja wine. Initial fermentation takes place in stainless steel tanks then it is moved to the tinajas, large concrete jars previously fabricated from clay. The 2014 vintage was in fact our very 1st wine review back in August 2015 here.… Read more →

Bodegas Jesús Nazareno Fino Cancionero de Baena

In September last year we doorstepped Bodegas Jesús Nazareno on Day 2 during our 7th visit to Montilla-Moriles here.  Bodegas Jesús Nazareno is located in the town of Baena in the easternmost part of DO Montilla-Moriles.   The Fino Cancionero de Baena won a gold medal at the XXIII Concurso Ibérico de Vinos Premios Mezquita – Córdoba in 2017. At 15%… Read more →

Lucky Visit Number 7 – Day 9, Monday September 11th

We were first introduced to the Restaurante Sociedad Palateros María Auxiliadora by our friend Isa in Córdoba March 2017.    Again Isa was instrumental in organising our next visit on Monday 11 September.  She had arranged a very special visit.  When we arrived we were seated for lunch, we ordered our food and had a couple of finos.  The service in this restaurant… Read more →

Lucky Visit Number 7 – Day 8, Sunday September 10th – (Part 2)

We returned to Córdoba after a fantastic day out in Moriles, said our goodbyes to Alberto and his wife, and checked in our hotel. When planning the Córdoba part of our trip we have our dear friend Isa Calvache of Caracol Tours as our local expert on the ground.   After the marvellous experience she had organised during our trip in… Read more →

Lucky Visit Number 7 – Day 8, Sunday September 10th – (Part 1)

The expression “It’s a small world” comes to mind when we write about Day 8. We first encountered Bodegas San Pablo during our trip back in March 2017 at the Feria del Vino de Tinaja y la Gastronomía de Montalbán.   A chance encounter driving through Moriles later in that trip led to us visiting the bodega here. We also… Read more →