Until La Bota de Oloroso 46 “Montilla”, all of our Oloroso releases have been very old wines from tiny productions, bottled in small formats. We refer to #14 and #28 editions, wines relatively expensive, while in the background had a very reasonable price when you consider the quality, as well as difficult and costly production. So, we believe it was time to pull a dry old oloroso, comparatively affordable, in line with La Bota de Palo Cortado 34 “Pata de Gallina” or La Bota de Amontillado 37.
To do so we went to Montilla, at Perez Barquero, where Rafael Córdoba has been controlling vineyards and vintages for decades with exceptional care and getting truly excellent musts, for both first and second press. It is with the latter (that eventually will be bottled as vintage wines, with a subtle touch of biological aging from a few months under veil in jars) with those they produce their Olorosos, very fragrant and full-bodied wines, that highlight the strong character of pedro Ximenez grapes.
La Bota de Oloroso 46 “Montilla” comes from a selection of boots at Diogenes Solera, located in third at Bodega El Puente of Pérez Barquero, the same in which the old ‘cachón’ of Old PX is, from which was selected many years ago our release #3 La Bota de Pedro Ximénez “De Rojas” (and a couple years after, also release #12). The estimated average age of this Oloroso is around 25 years.