To produce this sweet red wine, the Enrique Mendoza winery carries out a meticulous selection of the grapes.
This wine from Alicante is produced from naturally overripen grapes, not afected by the so-called "noble rot".
Destemmed and gently crushed, they were fermented in stainless steel tanks.
Once they reached a 14% alcohol level, fermentation was stopped to preserve the remaining sugar, thus giving the wine a naturally sweet flavour.
Then Dolç de Mendoza 2012 was aged for 10 months in 500-litre French oak barrels from Allier.
It was not clarified or filtered prior to its bottling.
Drink until 2020+.
Intense, dark cherry colour with a violet rim.
Deep aromas of black and red fruit, jammy wild berries and dim notes of toast and spices over a fresh balsamic background nuanced by some smokey remembrances.
This sweet red wine from Alicante is sweet and fresh, thanks to a remarkable acidity. Delicious remembrances of toast, balsam, clove and cinnamon, combined with pure notes of red fruit and touches of cigars, leather and toast. Mild tannins and long, smooth finish.
|Our personal opinion||
Pair this excellent Dolç de Mendoza 2012 with foie, blue cheeses or, if you feel adventurous, with a chocolate dessert. Exquisite.
Dolç de Mendoza 2011: Peñín 90.
Dolç de Mendoza 2008: Varietal Monastrell. Peñín 90.
|Bottle size||50 cl|
|Should this wine be decanted?||No|
|Does this wine follow the guidelines of biodynamic Farming?||No|
|Is this product free of sulfites?||No|
|Ageing||10 meses en barricas de roble francés de Allier de 500 l.|
|Name of Award||No|
|Percentage of variety||"Merlot": "Cabernet Sauvignon": "Syrah": "Pinot Noir":|
|Pairings||Alone, Chocolate, Chocolate cake, Cow´s cheese, Cured cheeses, Fruit pastries, Lite cakes, Puff pastries, Sheep´s cheese|
|Taste||Complex and Elegant, Silky and intense, Slightly sweet, Tasty with barrel notes|
|Occasion||Because you can, Desserts, Romantic Dinner|
As good as a great Porto. Moreover, this will age and improve forever.
This monastrell wine in incredibly delicious and fresh. As a cigar smoker, it is my faithful companion, together with a good Havanna and a good book, during those long, enjoyable winter evenings at the fireplace.