Founded in 1927 by Antonio José Robles, and now run by Francisco, his grandson, Bodegas Robles produce a delicious range of sherry-style wines using the same ‘solera’ method used in Jerez. All the wines, ranging from the elegant and bone dry Fino to the luscious nectar-like sweet PX are made using the Pedro Ximenez grape grown on the local white soil ‘Albarizo’.
Vineyard size 32 hectares. Organic since 1999.
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Fino ‘Piedra Luenga’ DO, Bodegas Robles
From the heart of Andalucia, south of Cordoba, in the Denominacion Montilla-Moriles is the fully organic estate of Bodegas Robles. Their fino is a pale straw yellow colour with aromas of hazelnuts and freshly baked bread. Its high alcohol level is obtained naturally thanks to the high sugar content of the ‘PX’ grape but this is a dry, slightly savoury sherry-like wine with a lengthy finish.
Made using the traditional ‘solera and criadera’ barrel aging system. It’s perfect as a dry aperitif with cheese, nuts or olives and also partners seafood and most rice dishes.
Serve cool and consume within 3-4 weeks of opening.