Denominacion de Origen
Sierra de Montilla, the Grand Cru of Montilla-Moriles, south of Córdoba, Spain
100% Pedro Ximénez
A combination of plots between the Riofrío Alto and Cerro Macho estates.
Old bush-trained vines, farmed completely sustainably without organic certificaiton, but avoiding all use of harmful fungicides, pesticides, herbicides, fertilizers, and irrigation.
Albariza. A soil composed mostly of limestone and soft maristone. Poor in organic matter, of a simple mineral composition, and a crumbly consistency. This is a material that is capable of retaining water in an area that rains less than 600L per year, and for its drainage, which prevents them from accumulating water and salts.
Semi-Continential Mediterranean. Extremely high temperatures and irregular rainfall from year to year.
3 Miradas Vino de Pueblo is a village wine sourced from five grand cru sites in the Sierra de Montilla de Calidad Superior. Bunches are destemmed and the pressed in a horizontal pneumatic press. The must ferments spontaneously in tinajas, traditional concrete amphora (4,800L).
The wine is aged under the "velo de flor" for eight months before bottling.
Alvear is the oldest family-owned winery in Spain, and the oldest winery in Andalucía, making it the original producer of sherry-style wines (vinos generosos) in Andalucía. Alvear launched the 3 Miradas project in 2016 to express the terroir of Montilla-Moriles without the interference of the ageing-intensive process used to produce the classic wines of Montilla. They use a selection of their top "grand cru" vineyards from the Sierra de Montilla de Calidad Superior to make five single vineyard wines and one Vino de Pueblo, a blend of the five sites fermented and aged in tinaja with a short period of aging under velo de flor.