Cata del Vino Montilla-Moriles en Córdoba
Wine Tasting Festival in Córdoba
The Cata del Vino Montilla-Moriles en Córdoba or Montilla-Moriles wine-tasting Festival of Córdoba is a yearly wine tasting festival with over 20 bodegas or wine-cellars takeing part in Cordoba in Spain. To the south of Córdoba are valleys which grow the well known wines from the Montilla-Moriles Denominacion de Origen.
It has several types, such as Fino, Amontillado, Oloroso, Cream, Pedro Ximénez, Blanco Joven and organic wines. The most dominant grape which accounts for over 80% of the area planted is the white Pedro Ximénez variety. The wine is matured in American oak barrels, in areas called criaderas or soleras using the technique known as velo de flor, which means leaving a thick layer of yeast left floating on the surface, which gives the wines of Montilla-Moriles their distinctive flavour.
There is usually music two liven up the atmosphere and a variety of events, including special wine-tasting events organised by professional wine-tasters, open to visitors who apply.
History of the Cata del Vino Montilla-Moriles en Córdoba
In 1983, the Montilla-Moriles Regulatory Council had an initiative to promote the wines produced in the Montilla-Moriles Denominacion de Origenas.
The Montilla-Moriles Wine Tasting was initially located in the Paseo de la Victoria , the Avenida del Gran Capitán or the Llanos del Pretorio. In 2012 it moved to the Esplanade of the Córdoba Provincial Council, where it is held today.
Until 2012 the event was celebrated in May, which coincided with several other events such as the Batalla de las Flores and the Cruces de Mayo, which caused a cannibalization in the tourist offer of Córdoba. awAfter its transfer to the Esplanade of the Córdoba Provincial Council its date was changed to the end of April.