Denominacion de Origen
Sierra de Montilla de Calidad Superior, the Grand Cru subzone of Montilla-Moriles, south of Córdoba, Spain
100% Pedro Ximénez
Alvear’s Grandes Soleras are all sourced from 125 Ha. of estate owned vineyards located in the Sierra de Montilla de Calidad Superior, the Grand Cru subzone of Montilla-Moriles.
Old head-trained vines farmed completely sustainably without organic certification, but avoiding all use of harmful fungicides, pesticides, herbicides, fertilizers, and irrigation.
Albariza. Rich in calcium carbonate, with the soil and subsoil composed of soft marlstone, a type of soil composed mostly of limestone and mud. These soils are poor in organic matter, infertile, of a simple mineral composition, with a crumbly consistency.
Semi-Continental Mediterranean. Extremely high temperatures and irregular rainfall from year to year.
Alvear Fino Capataz is a unique wine that recovers the tradition of "Finos Amontillados," or Finos in the style of Montilla, that were traditional several centuries ago. The wine is produced from Pedro Ximénez base wine fermented to 15% (without fortification) in tinaja, and subsequently aged biologically under velo de flor for an average of 12 years in the system of soleras & criaderas. Fortification is illegal in Montilla-Moriles for the production of Fino.
Alvear Fino Capataz is a very old Fino, aged for an average of 12 years biologically under velo de flor for an average of 12 years in the system of soleras & criaderas. Due to the advanced age of the solera, this is a Fino where the Flor has begun to die and expose the wine to gentle oxidative ageing.
Alvear Fino Capataz Solera de la Casa is produced from a small solera in Alvear's cellars that recovers the tradition of "Finos Amontillados" or very old Finos where the velo de flor has begun to die after 12 years of average aging. The result is a Fino that has just begun its process of conversion to an Amontillado, while maintaining the character of biological ageing with just a touch of oxidative character.