D.O. Montilla Moriles

Located in the southern part of the province of Córdoba (Andalusia, Spain). The climate is a semi-continental Mediterranean climate with long, hot, dry summers and short winters. The mean maximum temperature is about 80°F and the mean minimum temperature is about 54°F; there is about 2,800 to 3,000 hours of effective sunlight per annum, and rainfall is on average 30 inches.
The white soil of Montilla Moriles is rich in calcium carbonate; the soil and subsoil are formed by soft loams, poor in natural organic material, and are not very fertile. The soil has a very simple mineral structure, basically limestone and silica, and has a lumpy pastry-like structure, with a low content of chlorides and sulfates. The subsoil has high moisture retention properties of around 30%.
The vineyards are at an altitude of between 600 feet and 1,000 feet above sea level.

Marta Leiva Vilchez would like to share with you one of the true wonders of Spanish winemaking; this Pedro Ximenez, from the grape of the same name, is blended in the Solera system from eight vintages, with the natural sugars formed by late harvesting, followed by pacification (leaving the grapes out in the sun to dry for several days) before pressing and fermenting.

Finca Hispana
Pedro Ximenez, NV

D.O. Montilla Moriles
Type of Wine: Desert Wine
Appellation of Origin: DO Montilla Moriles
Winery: La Aurora, Montilla, Cordoba
Varietal: 100% Pedro Ximenez. Vines are between 60 and 80 years old.
Terrain: The climate in interior of Andalucia is made up of a brutally hot summer, and a somewhat milder winter. The average temperature in December/January is 61º F. The annual rainfall is below 20 inches per year, and the soil conditions can only be described as poor.
Harvest: Hand picked and selected twice: initially in the vineyard, with a second selection on receipt at the winery.
Ageing: This Pedro Ximenez is made in the traditional Solera system. There may be as many as eight vintages in this wine!
Bottling: Bottled on the property.
Serving Temperature: Between 41º and 55º F
Alcohol Content: 15%
Released to Market: Spring 2013
About the producer
Marta Leiva Vilchez would like to share with you one of the true wonders of Spanish winemaking; this Pedro Ximenez, from the grape of the same name, is blended in the Solera system from eight vintages, with the natural sugars formed by late harvesting, followed by pacification (leaving the grapes out in the sun to dry for several days) before pressing and fermenting.
Tasting notes
Color: Amber.
Nose: Sweet, deep, rich jams with tobacco, leather and oak.
Palate: A spectacular dessert wine, that will remind you of prunes and rich jams. Drink a glass chilled with fine pastries. Prepare to be astounded!

 

Format: 500ml (case of 12 bottles)
SRP: $14.99
Available: April 2014
Juan Antonio Gomez Ramirez, dressed in the traditional Andalusian “Traje Corto”, invites you to try this Cream, a blend of Fino and Pedro Ximenez. You will be transported to the south of Spain, where everything moves more slowly. Salud!

Finca Hispana
Cream, NV

D.O. Montilla Moriles
Type of Wine: Sherry
Appellation of Origin: DO Montilla Moriles
Winery: La Aurora, Montilla, Cordoba
Varietal: 100% Pedro Ximenez. Vines are between 60 and 80 years old.
Terrain: The climate in interior of Andalucia is made up of a brutally hot summer, and a somewhat milder winter. The average temperature in December/January is 61º F. The annual rainfall is below 20 inches per year, and the soil conditions can only be described as poor.
Harvest: Hand picked and selected twice: initially in the vineyard, with a second selection on receipt at the winery.
Ageing: This Cream is made using an Olorosso with a small amount of Pedro Ximenez added (to sweeten).
Bottling: Bottled on the property.
Serving Temperature: Between 41º and 55º F
Alcohol Content: 15%
Released to Market: Spring 2013
About the producer
Jesús Sánchez Jimenez is known in Spain, as a “venenciador”, and in one un-interrupted move he will serve you a glass of the finest Fino from Spain. This wine, made in the Solera tradition of blending three different vintages of the Pedro Ximenez varietal, is complex and satisfying.
Tasting notes
Color: Gold.
Nose: Sweet, with a scent of hot summer hay.
Palate: A sweet, refreshing drink when served slightly chilled before the meal, to open the palate, or afterwards with nuts, cheese or olives. For a less sweet version, add a twist of lemon or lime and serve over ice.

 

Format: 750ml (case of 12 bottles)
SRP: $9.99
Available: April 2014
Jesús Sánchez Jimenez is known in Spain, as a “venenciador”, and in one un-interrupted move he will serve you a glass of the finest Fino from Spain. This wine, made in the Solera tradition of blending three different vintages of the Pedro Ximenez varietal, is complex and satisfying.

Finca Hispana
Fino, NV

D.O. Montilla Moriles
Type of Wine: Sherry
Appellation of Origin: DO Montilla Moriles
Winery: La Aurora, Montilla, Cordoba
Varietal: 100% Pedro Ximenez. Vines are between 60 and 80 years old.
Terrain: The climate in interior of Andalucia is made up of a brutally hot summer, and a somewhat milder winter. The average temperature in December/January is 61º F. The annual rainfall is below 20 inches per year, and the soil conditions can only be described as poor.
Harvest: Hand picked and selected twice: initially in the vineyard, with a second selection on receipt at the winery.
Ageing: Made using the Solera system, of blending three or more vintages together.
Bottling: Bottled on the property.
Serving Temperature: Between 41º and 55º F
Alcohol Content: 15%
Released to Market: Spring 2013
About the producer
Jesús Sánchez Jimenez is known in Spain, as a “venenciador”, and in one un-interrupted move he will serve you a glass of the finest Fino from Spain. This wine, made in the Solera tradition of blending three different vintages of the Pedro Ximenez varietal, is complex and satisfying..
Tasting notes
Color: Pale straw with touches of gold.
Nose: Subtle, with a scent of hot summer hay.
Palate: Complex and satisfying; there are numerous layers to experience, but in the end this wine will combine perfectly with nuts, cheese or olives. Serve slightly chilled as an aperitif, sip in the shade, and think of Spain! Salud!

 

Format: 750ml (case of 12 bottles)
SRP: $9.99
Available: April 2014