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 spent time with Amalia and Antonio at the Cata del Vino in April.
Then to our surprise we received an invitation to visit the bodega in September by Carlos López de la Fuente, who works with them, and is related to our good friend Alberto’s wife.
Leaving our our base in Cordoba for the last 2 nights we headed straight to the Bodega.
When we arrived we were welcomed by Antonio and Carlos who were busy moving some must into tanks. We walked through the bodega and stepped outside out into the backyard which has become a pasera, something completely different to any pasera we had seen before.
There we met Pepe Romero, chef and former owner of the Taberna La Bacalá in Córdoba, Paco, Antonio’s brother, and his wife Carmen.
The wine was beginning to flow and it was their vino joven, the Verde Sur, that we started with.
After heading back inside the bodega we were treated to some finos straight from the casks. They also allowed us to share in a very very special Amontillado that was last bottled in the mid 2000’s. This wine won a Gold Medal at the prestigious Mezquita de Córdoba Awards in 2006. It had a further 10 years or so of oxidative ageing, was simply amazing and a privilege to try.
Carlos is chef for the day and Perol de arroz Córdobes con costillas de cerdo, a traditional Córdoban rice with pork ribs dish, was on the menu. Another fantastic day in Moriles. There’s nothing better than fantastic traditional food, wines and hospitality to match.
Let’s do it again sometime.