Bodegas Alvear is considered to be one of the big boys of Montilla-Moriles. It is a fantastic bodega steeped in history and tradition and well worth a visit.
On our first visit to Bodegas Alvear in May 2016 we were hosted by Inma from Bacus Travel, a review of which can be found here.
After we had a highly educational tour visit we were fortunate enough to try 5 wines and a brandy.
This is when we 1st tried the Fino Capataz Solera de la Casa.
On returning to Alvear in September 2016, after our Technical Specialist’s course, we bought a bottle to bring back to Scotland, enjoy and review.
The official notes from the Alvear state that it is a non vintage wine, has an ABV of 15% and confirms that it is made from 100% Pedro Ximenez grapes.
It recommends that it is best served at 6 – 8ºC.
Official Tasting Notes
A fragrant wine of intense aromas acquired from the biological aging process under the “velo de flor” in our traditional “Solera System” for more than 6 years. This wine presents an elegant style with the typical Montilla grapey character.
Colour: Pale colour with olive green hues.
Nose: Slightly pungent, somewhat tangy salted almond like aroma and a flowery touch.
Palate: Full, dry, savoury and slightly bitter with hints of salted nuts. Very long and elegant in the finish.
Food Pairing: Perfect as a chilled aperitif with tapas, shellfish, fish, cheese, olives, snacks, hors d’oeuvre and salads. It is one of the rare wines that will happily partner dishes containing vinegar.
This wine has actually spent 10 to 12 years under the “velo de flor”.
On the nose we find salted pistachios, water melon and a very slight hint of caramel.
The palate delivers a dry lemon freshness initially that turns to roasted Brazil nuts with cocoa powder on the finish.
A fantastic wine that is possibly the best example of a Montilla-Moriles Fino we have been fortunate to try.
Address: María Auxiliadora, 1 | 14550 Montilla, Córdoba
Tel: 957 650 100
Fax: 957 650 135
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