Grape Variety: 100% Pedro Ximenez
Aging Potential: Drink now or keep
Serving Temperature: 10 - 14 ºC
Alcohol Level: 16%
Bottle Size: 37.5 cl (Half Bottle)
Grapes on their optimum degree of maturity are spread out on mats to dry in the sun until they become raisins. When pressed, they deliver intensely rich must to which grape alcohol is added to prevent fermentation and loss of sweetness. The “Solera System” for this wine was started in 1927.
A naturally sweet wine, of dark dense mahogany colour. Deep rich nose with reminiscent of prunes and chocolate. Sumptuous wine of great intensity, rich concentrated fruit in the mouth with a full, rich, succulence, seemingly unending finish. The right wine to end a meal in a marvellous way, to sip with dessert or topping ice-cream, fruit-salads and pastries or with blue cheese. Delicious refreshment with ice.
The incontestable treasure of Alvear’s brandies, this Brandy has been aged in American oak barrels, following the traditional Criaderas and Soleras System for over 25 years.
Alvear is one of the most prestigious and internationally renowned bodegas in Andalucía, boasting extensive vineyards that are located in the most famous estates in the Sierra de Montilla y Moriles (Córdoba). This privileged land’s star grape variety is Pedro Ximénez, which is thought to have originated in the Rhine region, and is used by the bodega as the unique base wine for its sweet, Fino, Oloroso and Amontillado wines.
The Alvear Family has its origins in the old neighbourhood of Trasmiera in the mountains of Burgos. In the early 16th century the family uprooted from its modest ancestral home in San Miguel de Aras, and settled in Nájera (La Rioja) subsequently relocating, some years later, to the province of Córdoba in Andalucía.
Throughout its history, the Alvear bodega has retained its family character by firmly sticking to its roots. The current generation of the Alvear family is very large; more than 50 members own the business, some of whom also participate in the running of the business.
Alvear distributes its products all over Spain, its main market being the Mediterranean region from Catalonia to Algeciras. The bodega also sells 40 per cent of its production abroad to more than 25 countries including the UK, Holland, Japan, Canada and Australia.
|Serving Temperature||10 - 14 ºC|
|Grape Variety||100% Pedro Ximenez|
|Wine Closure||Natural Cork|
|Robert Parker||96 Points|
|Wine Spectator||92 Points|
|Wine Enthusiast||94 Points|