Alvear Montilla-Moriles Px Fino En Rama 2003

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Wine Advocate Review Alvear's light greenish-hued 2003 Fino en Rama is a fresh, lively, hazelnut-scented cuvee with good underlying acidity as well as wonderful ripeness and zing. It will drink beautifully over the next 6-12 months with rich soups or sushi. Importer Jorge Ordonez has begun to offer single vintage finos, aged two years in traditional American oak botas (500 liters), so consumers have an opportunity to understand how zesty a fino can be.

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Alvear Extremadura:
The winery has extensive vineyards located in the most famous “pagos” (wine production areas) of the Montilla y Morilles mountain range: Las Puentes, El Lagarito and Rompebonetes. There, the main protagonist is the grape Pedro Ximénez, originally from the Rhine’s area. A grape that has become the single base of our sweet, fino, oloroso and amontillado wines. The wine is left to rest in the quit... Read more
The winery has extensive vineyards located in the most famous “pagos” (wine production areas) of the Montilla y Morilles mountain range: Las Puentes, El Lagarito and Rompebonetes. There, the main protagonist is the grape Pedro Ximénez, originally from the Rhine’s area. A grape that has become the single base of our sweet, fino, oloroso and amontillado wines. The wine is left to rest in the quite and peaceful atmospheres of the “La Sacristia, El Liceo and Las Mercedes cellars. The wine is placed in American butts, where is aged in wood using the criadera and solera system. That is the traditional method used by the Andalusian denominations of origin to mix and age the fortified wines and brandies. The criaderas reflect the stages of the ageing. The oak butts are piled up on top of each other, starting with the first one on the ground, which is known as the solera. The butts of the first criadera are immediately on top of the solera, the second criadera on top of the first and so on. The wine is passed from one criadera to another (an operation given the name of rocio), after the wine has been sampled to check that the degree of ageing is the correct one for each stage. The last stage of the ageing process is the solera, from where the wine is extracted to be bottled and sold. Read less
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Coconut Rice Sweet Potato Cheesecake

RiceSelect's creamy Arborio gets blended with sweet potato, coconut milk and vanilla to create this decadent cheesecake. Pairs well with Saunternes; a white dessert wine that has hints of coconut from aging in oak barrels.

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Snooth User: gabriellaopaz
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06/18/2007

Nice light golden tone with a strong bouquet of both cantelope melon and almond with a hit of woodiness right near the end. The palate has that salty and creamy quality that I find typical to most finos, but differentiates itself by the strong lemon and almond flavors on the finish. When we first opened it right out of fridge, I have to say that I wasn't an enormous fan, but as it warmed up, I found it quite pleasant, much better with tapas, but enjoyable on its own. 3.5


External Reviews for Alvear Montilla-Moriles Px Fino En Rama

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Source: Fame Wine and Tobacco
04/30/2010

Alvear Fino en Rama 2003 and all other wine from Alvear are available for immediate delivery and discounted prices from CheaperCigars.com. We also carry wide variety of wine from Spain and across the globe.


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Source: Astor Wines & Spirits
06/20/2007

Crisp and clean in the mouth with fruit-driven top notes and a core of earthy, nutty aromas. Classic Fino.


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Source: Shop Wine Direct
01/17/2009

Wine Advocate ReviewAlvear's light greenish-hued 2003 Fino en Rama is a fresh, lively, hazelnut-scented cuvee with good underlying acidity as well as wonderful ripeness and zing. It will drink beautifully over the next 6-12 months with rich soups or sushi. Importer Jorge Ordonez has begun to offer single vintage finos, aged two years in traditional American oak botas (500 liters), so consumers have an opportunity to understand how zesty a fino can be.



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Wine Advocate Review Alvear's light greenish-hued 2003 Fino en Rama is a fresh, lively, hazelnut-scented cuvee with good underlying acidity as well as wonderful ripeness and zing. It will drink beautifully over the next 6-12 months with rich soups or sushi. Importer Jorge Ordonez has begun to offer single vintage finos, aged two years in traditional American oak botas (500 liters), so consumers have an opportunity to understand how zesty a fino can be.

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