Perez Barquero in Montilla will always have a special place in our heart. It was the first bodega that we had the pleasure of visiting in the region in September 2014.
Our review of that visit in September 2014 can be found here. For non Spanish speakers, Barquero is Spanish for boatman and that is reflected in their company logo.
Official Tasting Notes
This is a generoso Fino wine from 100% Pedro Ximenez grapes and has an ABV of 15% with no fortification. It is biologically aged under a layer of yeast, velo de flor, in a criadera and solera system using American oak casks for 8 to 10 years.
Colour: Pale appearance but bright and crystalline.
Nose: Intense, harmonic and rich in aldehydes, wood and nuts.
Palate: It is an exceptional Fino that is dry, slightly bitter with dried fruit, almonds and toasted flavours.
Food: Ideal on it’s own or accompanying seafood, tapas and mezze appetizer. A versatile table wine that should be served at 6 degrees Celsius.
Our Notes: On the nose it is earthy and nutty with yeast in the background. Smooth and light on the palate, it is woody with hazelnuts, citrus and red berries notes. Fabulous, distinctive and a reflection of the bodega’s fine wines.
Yet another great example of a Montilla-Moriles Fino that definitely brought back fond memories of our 1st visit. We will definitely be returning to the bodega in September.