May 2016 saw our 3rd visit to Montilla-Moriles so learning from previous experiences we now knew a note book and camera were vital.
Pre planning was essential so Rafa and Alberto’s knowledge was invaluable .
On Sunday 15th we were welcomed to the region personally by Rafa with an invitation to a family gathering where friends joined to celebrate his wife Elena’s birthday.
Their hospitality was unsurpassed and will live long in our memories.
Inma was not only able to discuss the bodegas and wines but also gave us a personal insight of the history of Montilla.
In the afternoon we moved on to Bodegas Robles where we were given a personal tour and tasting by Francisco Robles.
On Tuesday Rafa was our guide. We visited Málaga Virgen in the Málaga D.O. where they also produce a Montilla-Moriles Fino.
This was followed by a visit to Bodegas Toro Albalá in Aguilar de la Frontera.
Inma returned on Wednesday after our successful visit to the Consejo Regulador D.O. Montilla-Moriles. Our next destination was Bodegas Cruz Conde in Montilla followed our second visit to Bodegas Lagar Blanco.
Having a free morning on Thursday we explored some of the Monumental Route in Montilla.
Afterwards the afternoon was then spent visiting Bodegas el Monte in Moriles for the 2nd time with Rafa. A definite highlight.
On Thursday evening we visited Rafy Mármol with Elena, Inma, Teresa and Rafa. Rafy is the proprietor of Finca Buytrón, a beautiful rural farmhouse just outside Montilla.
Following a recommendation and a phone call from the Consejo a visit to Bodegas del Pino in Montalbán was arranged.
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It would be very fair to say that Montilla-Moriles is “much more than wine”.