Montilla-Moriles Wine

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The Montilla-Moriles denomination of origin is located in the South of the province of Córdoba. Its wines are sometimes confused with those of Jerez, though the tradition in the Montilla-Moriles DO and its wines are characterized by their aroma of thyme or rosemary, with a memory in mouth of hazelnuts. There are 3 types of wines in this denomination: Pedro Ximénez, the aged wines and the generous wines. This is an area that has lately developed an ecological wine, with a high potential in the European market.

The climate in this Montilla-Moriles DO is a semi-continental, Mediterranean one, with hot and dry summers and short winters, with a moderate yearly rainfall. The soil has a high quality for vine-growing, since they are frencos, franco arensoos and higher up they are calcareos.

The varieties of grapes used in Montilla-Moriles are mainly Pedro Ximénez, and then Baladí, Moscatell, Torrontés and Layrén. For the red wines, the grape varieties are Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon and Tempranillo.

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