María Auxiliadora, 1 | 14550 Montilla, Córdoba
957 650 100

Bodegas Alvear Fino Capataz Solera de la Casa

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.

Our notes:  

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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