It is a dry wine with pale colour and very fragrant aroma. Its taste is slightly bitter, slightly fragrant to the palate. This wine has a straw-coloured tonality with greenish topaz reminiscent in those which come from Moriles and Sierra de Montilla, denominated as the Superior quality within the Designation of Origin Montilla – Moriles.
- Type: Fino Wine
- Grapes used: Pedro Ximénez and Montepila
- 15 % Alcohol
- Serving temperature: Between 10 º and 12 º C
The alcohol contained in this wine is completely natural due to the high temperatures reached during the ripening of the grapes.
Fino wines are grown under veil of flor and require a minimum of three years aging before they can be deposited in the American oak barrels where is completed its aging under the criaderas and soleras system.
Montilla are aged using the criaderas y soleras system, a method of ageing where older wines are carefully mingled at various stages with newer wines, and one that is unique to southern Spain. This task that the winemaker carries out each new season is called “ correr a escala” (run a level).
The fusion of different seasons wines, as a result of the criaderas and soleras system, makes Fino wines as an non-cataloged one within any particular vintage.
It is the ideal aperitif and marries well with any kind of tapas. Typical regional cuisine such as aubergine with honey; artichokes with ham or the famous salmorejo are dishes which fit perfectly with the Fino wine. Additional companion of the Fino wine are the famous rabo de toro and all types of red meat