Alvear Criadera “A”
Tasting Notes: Alvear Criadera A is a “Fino que va para Amontillado”, a very old fino made with Pedro Ximénez grapes with more than 12 years of biological ageing that has already started the oxidative ageing. It keeps the strength and energy of the “flor”, a “flor” that resists to die and that perfectly reflect the character and minerality of the “albariza” soils from the “Sierra de Montilla”.
The nose is intense, clean and deep, with emerging hints of a young amontillado (dry fruits) over a classic fino structure (almonds, veil yeast…).
The palate is very dry, expressive and powerful, with salinity notes, coming from the concentration of its long ageing process, and a silky finish.
Due to it’s being very dry and high in salinity this would pair well with young to medium cheddars, ham, almonds and tapenade.