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NV Toro Albala Electrico Fino En Rama Bombilla

Andalucia, Spain

Our most electrifying wine ever offered, a piercingly dry Fino, presented in a glorious, and reusable light bulb -shaped bottle. Three phase Andalusian power!

$45.00

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About the Wine

One of the top producers of dessert PX also makes this fantastic dry Fino, bottled in a stunning bespoke bottle shaped like a giant light bulb. 'En Rama' literally means on the branch but the meaning here is 'on the vine', indicating it is as raw or fresh as possible with minimal filtering and fining. 'Bombilla' is light bulb!

The grape is Pedro Ximenez (PX) which to the shock of many does not just make super sweet dessert wines but is a white grape with naturally high acidity, particularly when sourced from the best chalky vineyard sites. This is also unfortified, as sugar levels are naturally high enough to make fortification unnecessary.

Perfect aperitif wine, with a briny Fino tang of course, and some flor-derived nuttiness, but with the vinous mouthfeel of a good dry wine.

About Bodega Toro Albala

Toro Albalá is based in Aguilar de la Frontera, right in the bullseye of D.O Montilla-Moriles, the hilly Andalucían hinterland that forms 'P.X. country'. This Estate had a rather sedate beginning back in 1844, then in 1922 José Maria Toro Albala purchased the property and made his mark by moving the whole bodega into a former electrical plant (hence the Fino Eléctrico).

Toro Albalá is arguably the most important producer of Pedro Ximenez in the world today - they were the first Montilla producer to commercialise bottled, dessert-styled Pedro Ximénez in 1970, and remains the world's only specialist in 100% vintage PX. But it is not all about the sweet stuff - stingingly dry Fino and super complex Amontillado and Oloroso are also produced from the Pedro Ximenez grape.

Additional Info

From the Producer

The Toro Albalá winery began in the heart of Southern Cordoba in 1922, which is famous for its wine region Montilla-Moriles. Our history begins with the story of a small wine grower José María Toro Albalá who had the great idea of keeping aged wines to create wine treasures destined for the most demanding palates and whose family values are still founded on this philosophy today. Although considered a risk in view of the economic situation at that time, his idea was a great success and Toro Albalá wines are now to be found on the best tables in the world.

“Fino” wines were the most popular wines in the 1930s amongst mainly rural Andalusian workers who frequented the local bars. The “bodega”, or winery, was situated in a former regional power plant, which gave rise to the Andalusian joke that the wine was electric or possessed electricity, hence the famous name “Eléctrico” – still used today – for its “fino” wine.

Blend : Pedro Ximenez (100%)
ABV : 15.00%
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2023

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DDS review

Distinctive wine in a distinctive bottle (great for reusing for water or oil). - Different Drop

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