It is never easy to say goodbye and to turn your back on a chapter of your past – parting always hurts and today I have to say two farewells. I have been writing about Spain and Spanish wines for Catavino, as well as my own blog, for quite a […]
I wish I was a winemaker, it seems such a wonderfully exciting, creative and honest thing to be. The skill and dedication required to make great wine beggars belief – the life consists of seriously hard work, but to the observer it seems attractive – idyllic even. Whenever I hear […]
Near the 14th of February, there is always the temptation to crack open a bottle of pink Champagne as inspiration for a post – but that’s all been done before, so I was keen to write about something different. My wife, a modern-day Barbara Cartland, suggested something romantic about wines […]
Editor’s Note: A short while ago, a friend, and cohort, of ours contributed a piece on the the region of Montilla Moriles, located in the southern political region of Andalusia; along with its indigenous grape, Pedro Ximenez. Being that PX is a wonderful wine to sip after dinner on a […]
Founded in 1927 by Antonio José Robles Díaz within D.O. Montilla Moriles, Bodegas Robles has become the first and only bodega that has created a wide range of ecological wines recognized both nationally and internationally for their exceptional quality.
It has been 275 years since Don Diego de Alvear y Escalera, began in 1729 the production in the town of Montilla, region of Andalusia, Spain, the very first wines of Alvear. Since then, Alvear has continued to progress and develop in a harmonious manner. Eight generations of the family have over time made their contribution both in terms of technical modernization of the cellar and in the conservation of its architectural heritage. Culture, tradition, taste and vanguard go hand in hand to conserve the Pedro Ximenez grape, the queen of DO Montilla-Moriles. A historic bodega of acknowledged prestige for nearly three centuries and which today still remains on top.
2002 Alvear Montilla-Moriles PX Fino “En Rama” – Spain, Andalucía, Montilla-Moriles (8/28/2006)Light yellow gold in color. The nose show’s subtle wood notes, and light almond hints. Delicate melon and light citrus come in towards the end as it opens. Soft in the mouth with a gentle creaminess and rich nutty […]
2002 Alvear Montilla-Moriles PX Fino “En Rama” – Spain, Andalucía, Montilla-Moriles (6/1/2006)Light gold steely almost. The nose is a revelation for sherry wines showing pear, peach, and other haunting fruits that are difficult to pick out. Very dry in the mouth with an amazingly soft lush acidity. On the palate […]
N.V. Alvear Montilla-Moriles Solera Cream – Spain, Andalucía, Montilla-Moriles (6/1/2006)Very brown in color with rich core. Buttery nose with cinnamon showing and a bit restrained due to it’s dense nature. Fully sweet without being cloying do to a medium high acidity. Candy like in the mouth with cherries and cream […]
N.V. Alvear Montilla-Moriles Oloroso Asuncion – Spain, Andalucía, Montilla-Moriles (6/1/2006)Rich golden color with brown core. Carmely nose with fresh nuts, and pure vanilla bean aromas. Great acidity in this wine with a light sweetness that is balanced well. Sweet roasted nuts with touches of salt and cherry undercurrents give this […]