Calle Montilla Moriles, Victoria, Málaga, Spain
visit D/O Montilla-Moriles, a small wine region about 1.5h north of the city of Malaga which has long been famous for its tradition of sweet wine and sherry. Perhaps the most famed local wine is traditional Pedro Ximemenz or “P.X. and now often seen in “A-list restaurants” from New York to Sydney.
Discover Pedro’s small village home roots in Montilla-Moriles, with the best aged examples of PX not only displaying intense ultra-sweet aromas but also balancing flavours of chocolate, coffee and spices. Younger PX can be a liquid bonbon, full of sticky sweetness, excellent with pure chocolate desserts, crepes or even blue cheese.
The other option is visit two contrasting cellars closer to Malaga city, one sweet wine producer as well as a modern boutique cellar producing great red, white and rose wines! Only around a half dozen wine producers remain in the D/O Malaga region, in stark contrast to the heydey of Malaga wine production in the late 19th century (before the arrival of phylloxera to southern Spain, which totally decimated the local wine industry). However, the D/O Malaga region is under a revival thanks to the introduction of excellent dry white wines (made with the local Muscat grape, but not sweet), as well as some dry reds too!
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