Alvear Solera Cream Sherry NV 500ml
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Alvear Solera Cream Sherry NV 500ml

 
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Robert Parker 95
"The extraordinary non-vintage Solera Cream represents an Oloroso sweetened by the addition of ripe Pedro Ximenez. A medium amber color is followed by a nutty, liqueur-like liquid with tremendous unctuosity and freshness in addition to a long, moderately sweet finish. It is a great after-dinner drink to enjoy by itself."

D.O. Montilla-Moriles

Location
The winery is located in Montilla. The vineyards are located on the hills of the Sierra de Montilla.

Varietal
100 Pedro Ximnez, whose historical origins ... read more
Item ID: #12357
Size: 500mL
Closure: Cork

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Robert Parker 95
"The extraordinary non-vintage Solera Cream represents an Oloroso sweetened by the addition of ripe Pedro Ximenez. A medium amber color is followed by a nutty, liqueur-like liquid with tremendous unctuosity and freshness in addition to a long, moderately sweet finish. It is a great after-dinner drink to enjoy by itself."

D.O. Montilla-Moriles

Location
The winery is located in Montilla. The vineyards are located on the hills of the Sierra de Montilla.

Varietal
100 Pedro Ximnez, whose historical origins lie along the Rhine river in Germany.

Vineyards
The Alvear family owns 310 acres (125Ha.) of vineyards located in the most famous pagos of la Sierra de Montilla, Moriles, and Las Puentes. The Alvear family also works with viticulturists that have traditional, long lasting relationships with the family.

Year(s) Planted
All before 1990.

Viticulture
The primary vineyard is situated on the Alvear family estate. The location of the familys Lagar de las Puentes, located inside the familys vineyard, ensures that the grapes arrive to the processing facilities in optimal conditions.

Soils
Albariza. Rich in calcium carbonate, with the soil and subsoil composed of soft marlstone, a type of soil composed mostly of limestone and mud. These soils are poor in organic matter, infertile, of a simple mineral composition, with a crumbly consistency.

Climate
Continental. Very long, arid summers, and relatively short and mild winters.

Winemaking
The Pedro Ximnez grapes are pressed in a pneumatic membrane press, and the temperature controlled fermentation takes place first in stainless steel, and is completed in concrete tanks. Due to the abundance of natural sugars that are accumulated during the ripening process, the wine will reach 15 alcohol naturally, without the necessity of adding any extra alcohol. This is the key to Alvears Fino and Amontillado, and the intensity of their Oloroso.

Ageing
After the winter, the wines are tasted and classified for ageing. The wine is transferred to 512L American oak barrels for several years, distributed in the traditional system of criaderas and soleras. Solera Cream is traditional Oloroso sweetened with Pedro Ximnez sweet wine. As opposed to the Fino, Alvear produces their Oloroso by impeding the development of the flor. The impact of this oxidative ageing is more dependent on the oak, oxygen, and time.

Alvear Winery

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Alvear Winery"Alvear is one of the most prestigious and internationally renowned bodegas in Andalucía, boasting extensive vineyards that are located in the most famous estates in the Sierra de Montilla y Moriles (Córdoba). This privileged land's star grape variety is Pedro Ximénez, which is thought to have originated in the Rhine region, and is used by the bodega as the unique base wine for its sweet, Fino, Oloroso and Amontillado wines."

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