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.