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Dolç de Mendoza 2012

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€19.25

Dolç de Mendoza 2012

Characteristics

  • 10 meses en barricas de roble francés de Allier de 500 l.
  • Bottle size:
  • 50 cl
  • Percentage of Alcohol:
  • 15

Score

P 90
Parker Score 90
93
Enterwine Score 93
92
Media rating 92

Availability: In stock

€19.25
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Details

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".

It is made from a blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and Pinot Noir harvested at the beginning of December.

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+.

 

 

Additional Information

Appearance

Intense, dark cherry colour with a violet rim.

 

Nose

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.

 

Palate

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.

OTHER VINTAGES

Dolç de Mendoza 2011: Peñín 90.

Dolç de Mendoza 2008: Varietal Monastrell. Peñín 90.

Year 2012
Type Dulces
D.O. Alicante
Bottle size 50 cl
Serving tempurature 14-16ºC
Should this wine be decanted? No
Does this wine follow the guidelines of biodynamic Farming? No
Organic No
Is this product free of sulfites? No
Ageing 10 meses en barricas de roble francés de Allier de 500 l.
Parker Score 90
Peñin Score No
Our Score 93
Media rating 92
Other guides No
Name of Award No
Mono-Varietal 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
  1. dolc review by MEndosa on 6/15/2018
    Value

    As good as a great Porto. Moreover, this will age and improve forever.

  2. mendoza review by Oriental pleasures on 11/12/2017
    Value

    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.

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