Toro Albalá

Electrico Pedro Ximénez Fino 3 Fases Montilla-Moriles

Region: Spain - Andulucia

Toro Albalá

Founded in 1844, this prestigious family estate is located in Aguilar de la Frontera in the P.O.D Montilla-Moriles zone.  Antonio Sánchez, the third generation of the family, owns the estate today.

One of the largest Andalusian viticulture zones, the region is known for the production of Fino and the cultivation of Pedro Ximénez grape. There is a 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.

The Wine

Vineyard Profile

Estate vineyards in D.O. Montilla-Moriles.

  • Soils: Chalky white Albariza
  • Climate: Hot, dry summers
Harvest Notes
  • Hand harvested
  • Not fortified
  • Biologically aged under veil of flor yeast in American oak barrels for over 5 years in criadera and solera system
Winemaker's Notes

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.

Wine Summary

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.

Technical Information
  • 100% Pedro Ximénez
  • Alcohol: 15%

General Info

COUNTRY SPAIN
REGION ANDULUCIA
APPELLATION D.O. Montilla-Moriles
PROPRIETORS  Antonio Sanchez Romero
FOUNDED 1844
WINEMAKER Francisco Capote
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.