MONTILLA, a town of southern Spain, in the province of Cordova, 32 m. S. of the city of Cordova, by the CordovaBobadilla 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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