Toro Albalá

Poley Cream Solera 10 Year

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
  • Blend of Don PX (raisined grapes, aged 22 years) and aged Oloroso (aged 15 years) soleras
  • Biologically aged under veil of flor yeast in American oak barrels for 10 years in criadera and solera system
Winemaker's Notes

Dark mahogany that coats the glass. Very intense aromas from Pedro Ximénez’s distinctive aromas of honey, caramel and raisined plums. A citrus orange peel touch rises with the oxidative, toasty Oloroso aromas of toffee, smoked and spice notes. Fresh palate with perfect interplay of acidity and luscious sweetness. A generous wine with a unique and surprising character.

Wine Summary

100% Pedro Ximénez; alcohol: 17.5%; estate vineyards in D.O. Montilla-Moriles; chalky Albariza soils; blend of Don PX (raisined grapes, aged over 20 years) and Oloroso (aged over 15 years) soleras; aged biologically in American oak barrels for 10 years.

Technical Information
  • 100% Pedro Ximénez
  • Alcohol: 17.5%

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.