Bodegas Alvear

Pale Cream

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Denominacion de Origen

D.O. Montilla-Moriles

Location

Av. Mª Auxiliadora, 1 14550 Montilla (Córdoba), Spain

Varietal

100% Pedro Ximénez

Vineyards

Trellis 80%. Traditional 20%

Year(s) Planted

Between 1990 and 2000

Viticulture

The grape (Pedro Ximénez), the soil (Albariza) and the climate (extreme summer) are determining factors in the viticulture of Montilla wines.

Soils

Albarizas (white loam, chalky) soil

Climate

Continental. Hot days/cool nights during growing season. Semi arid.

Winemaking

Criaderas and solera system, traditional method involving rows of casks of American oak under a clear layer of yeast know as the “Velo de flor”. After it is lightly sweetened with concentrated must. It is a pale sweet wine, which preserves the color and freshness of the Fino with a gentle sweetness that combines beautifully together.

Ageing

Our Alvear Pale Cream is aged in a biological way under a clear layer that the yeast creates on top of the wine, known as the velo de flor, that prevents the wine from oxidation and gives it its characteristic aroma and flavor. Ageing at least 2 years

Comments

Gold in color with a delicate and flowery aroma. It is a lightly sweetened Fino with a medium-sweet flavor.