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D.O. Montilla-Moriles

D.O. Montilla-Moriles

Description to D.O. Montilla-Moriles

The DO area, named after two cities, is located in the south of the province of Córdoba in the southern Spanish region Andalusia, The vineyards cover about 10,000 hectares and are located at 300 to 700 meters above sea level. By 1933, the wines were largely in the farther west Jerez delivered and there from the sherry produced (from then on no longer allowed). Today, sherry-like wines are produced from the dominating white grape variety Pedro Ximénez in the variants Fino, Amontillado, Oloroso and Palo Cortado. For the heavy, sweet varieties, the grapes are left to dry on the vines. In contrast to his "more famous big brother", he rarely needs to be fortified with alcohol, because the fermentation of the extremely sweet grape Pedro Ximénez (instead Palomino as with sherry) gives up to 16% vol alcohol content. Furthermore, fruity white wines (Jovenes Afrutado) from the varieties Baladí ( Cayetana Blanca ) Torrontés. Pedro Ximénez and Moscatel ( Muscat d'Alexandrie ) pressed.

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