This was a wine that we tried back in September, as part of a fabulous two hours spent with Inma Luque, at Bodegas Alvear here.
When we returned to Montilla in January this year we bought a bottle to revisit and review.
This is a vino joven wine made from 100% Pedro Ximénez grapes and has an ABV of 12%.
The grapes are from Alvears own vineyards, selected from the “Casilla del Hospital” plot, in the Sierra de Montilla.
Due to the fermentation process at low temperature and after a light maceration with the skins ,this gives complexity in the mouth and adds to the aromatic notes of the variety. (According to the official tasting notes.)
Our Tasting Notes – Tasted January 2018
Nose: Sour dough, green apple skin, peach stones with a hint of saline and some lime zest.
Palate: Lime cordial, mango and papaya to start. Drying on the palate with a hint of lavender.
A very interesting example of a vino joven from Montilla-Moriles and another well worth seeking out, especially due to the way it is produced with its low temperature fermentation and light skin maceration.