To produce this sweet red wine, the Enrique Mendoza winery carries out a meticulous selection of the fruit.
Coming from the DO Alicante, Dolç de Mendoza is made from naturally overripen grapes. They were not afected, however, 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 2013 was aged for 10 months in 500-litre French oak barrels from Allier.
It was not clarified or filtered prior to its bottling. Drink this Alicante sweet wine until 2025.
The naturally sweet wine Dolç de Mendoza has an intense, dark cherry colour with a violet rim.
Remarkably intense, this sweet red wine by Enrique Mendoza conveys some deep aromas of black and red fruit and jammy wild berries, with remembrances of bitter chocolate, blue flowers, and dim notes of toast and spices over a balsamic and smokey background.
|Palate||Lively and fresh, the remarkable acidity of Dolç de Mendoza prevents it from being oversweet. 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 extremely long, smooth finish.|
|Our personal opinion||
Pair the excellent Dolç de Mendoza 2013 with foie, blue cheeses or, if you feel adventurous, with a chocolate dessert. Simply exquisite.
Dolç de Mendoza 2012:
Enterwine 93. Parker 90.
Dolç de Mendoza 2011:
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.