Bodegas Toro Albalá
This prestigious family estate was founded in 1844 in Aguilar de la Frontera, located in the P.O.D Montilla-Moriles zone, by the great-grandfather of current owner Antonio Sánchez. It’s part of one of the largest Andalusian viticulture zones, known for the production of Fino, the cultivation of Pedro Ximénez grape and the considerable presence of albariza soils.
In 1922, José María Toro Albalá moved to the current location in Aguilar’s old power station, introducing updated technologies and establishing Toro Albalá as a leader in Montilla. Toro Albalá became the first Montilla producer to bottle Dessert Pedro Ximénez in 1970, a product historically sold in bulk to producers and shippers in D.O. Jerez-Xérès-Sherry for aging and blending.
Toro Albalá is recognized as one of the greatest producers of Vintage Don PX, with the Gran Reserva spending a minimum of 25 years in barrel before release.
Estate vineyards in D.O. Montilla-Moriles.
- Soils: Chalky white Albariza
- Climate: Hot, dry summers
- Hand harvested
- Not fortified
- Biologically aged under veil of flor yeast in American oak barrels for over 5 years in criadera and solera system
The fino Eléctrico is a classic wine that has been part of Andalusian people’s lives since 1922. Toro Albalá’s foundational winery inhabits the area’s first power plant, and the bottles resemble lightbulbs. Straw yellow with green reflections. Aromas of almonds and toasted bakery notes. The wine finishes with an inviting combination of faint bitterness, acidity and salinity.
100% Pedro Ximénez; alcohol: 15%; vineyards in D.O. Montilla-Moriles; chalky white Albariza soils; hand harvested; not fortified; aged under veil of flor yeast in American oak barrels for over 5 years in criadera and solera; named and bottled in tribute to Toro Albala’s site in the first power station in the area.
- 100% Pedro Ximénez
- Alcohol: 15%
|PROPRIETORS||Antonio Sanchez Romero|
|ANNUAL PRODUCTION||8,333 9L cases sweet wine; 16,666 9L cases dry wine|
|FARMING (SUSTAINABLE, ORGANIC, BIODYNAMIC)||No chemicals are used, all vineyards are dry farmed.|