Sherry can be a little confusing for most people with names like Amontillado, Palo Cortado, and Oloroso coming in the forms of dry, off-dry, semi-sweet, and sweet. Well, today we are going to make it easy for you. We have an incredible sweet Sherry from arguable the top sweet Sherry producer - Bodegas Alvear. All you have to know is to chill this up and prepare your taste buds for a sensory roller coaster ride! Insider tip, if you really want to indulge you can pour a bit over some vanilla ice cream!
Alvear was founded in 1729 and remains under the control of the same family. They own 307 acres of vineyards in the Montilla-Moriles appellation. Anyone who visits the area recognizes the incredible white soils "albariza or albero", which are dominated by chalk/limestone and the key to the great acids these products possess.
Throughout its 284-year long history, Bodegas Alvear has managed to hold on to its family traits, passing ownership from parent to child so that currently the business is in the hands of the eighth generation.
Over the years, each one of the family’s successive generations has contributed its very own grain of sand to the business; both in the bodega’s strive towards state-of-the-art technology, as well as in its determination to preserve its architectural heritage.
The Alvear Pedro Ximenez de Anada Montilla-Morilles 2008 is a young, sweet PX wine from sun-dried grapes. Aged in tinajas for one year and then in smaller barrels, half the size of the original botas, to speed up the maturation. Around 400-450 grams of sugar per liter.