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ALVEAR / Palacio Quemado - Viñas de Alange S.A.
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Vino Dulce Natural - natural sweet wine D.O. Montilla-Moriles Pedro-Ximénez Solera 1927, Andalucía, Spain

Type: Vino Dulce Natural - natural sweet wine
Quantity: 0.375 L
Alcohol content: 16%
Price: Up to 25.00 €
Bottle closure: Natural cork
Maturing: large wood
Variety: Pedro-Ximénez
Registration number: #VdA-L5279

Wine Review Report:

Last reviewed: 11 February, 2016

The DO area named after two cities is located in the south of the province of Córdoba in the southern Spanish region of Andalusia. The vineyards cover about 10,000 hectares and are located at an altitude of 300 to 700 metres above sea level. Until 1933, the majority of the wines were delivered to Jerez further to the west, where they were used to produce sherry (from then on no longer permitted). Today, the white grape variety Pedro Ximénez, which dominates here, is used in a Solera process to produce sherry-like wines in the Fino, Amontillado, Oloroso and Palo Cortado varieties. For the heavy, sweet varieties, the grapes are left to dry on the...

The second largest of the 17 autonomous regions in the south of Spain (Spanish: Andalucía), comprising eight provinces. It is bordered to the east by the region of Murcia, and to the north by the regions of Extremadura and La Mancha. It is the oldest wine region in Spain, as the Phoenicians founded the port city of Gadir (today's Cádiz) as early as 1,100 BC and exported wine. Even during the 700-year rule of the Moors until the end of the 15th century, wine continued to be produced here on a limited scale, but mainly sultanas. The Moors transformed the area into a large garden and it was called "paradise on earth"....

Viticulture in Spain has an ancient tradition, as vines were cultivated here at least 5,000 years ago. The Phoenicians founded the city of Gadir (Cádiz) around 1100 BC and traded heavily in wine in the Mediterranean region. The first flowering occurred in 200 BC, because the Romans loved the wine from Baetica (Andalusia). Development was halted by the Moorish invasion in 711. For religious reasons, the Muslims cleared large parts of the vineyards or only allowed the production of sultanas. They brought with them the art of distillation, which was not used for alcoholic beverages, however, but for essential oils, as...

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