Origin of amontilladofrom Sp, after Montilla, town in Spain + -ado, -ate
A pale dry sherry.
Origin of amontilladoSpanish a- to ( from Latin ad- ; see ad- . )Montilla , a town of southern Spain
- After five to eight years it may become an amontillado, and if it is left in cask and allowed to develop, it will, after it attains an age of nine to fourteen years, become an oloroso, and still later it may become a secco.
- There are two main types of sherry known in the United Kingdom, namely, those of the amontillado and those of the manzanilla classes.