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MONTILLA

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Originally appearing in Volume V18, Page 786 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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MONTILLA, a town of southern Spain, in the province of Cordova, 32 M. S. of the city of Cordova, by the Cordova-Bobadilla railway. Pop. (1900), 13,603. The oil of the district is abundant and good; and it is the peculiar flavour of the pale dry light wine of Montilla that gives its name to the sherry known as Amontillado. Montilla was the birthplace of " The Great Captain," Gonzalo or Gonsalvo of Cordova (1453-1515), and contains the ruined castle of his father, Pedro Fernandez de Cordova.
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