Red Wine Enrique Mendoza Pinot Noir 2018

Varietal Pinot Noir from Alicante aged for 12 months in French oak barrels.

Crianza. 12 Months in French oak barrels from Allier
Percentage of Alcohol: 14º
Bottle size: 75 cl
D.O.: Alicante
Grapes Varieties: Pinot Noir,
ñ 90 93 92

Availability: In stock

Product Description

Some years ago, the Enrique Mendoza winery faced the challenge of growing Pinot Noir, the world's most glamorous red grape, in the sunny lands of southeastern Spain.

The result is Enrique Mendoza Pinot Noir. A rather unlikely Spanish red wine which nonetheless successfully matches Burgundy with the Mediterranean.

Meticulously harvested, the grapes were selected and destemmed in the cellar. Then they were fermented in stainless steel tanks under a strict temperature control.

Finally, Enrique Mendoza Pinot Noir 2018 from Alicante was aged for 12 months in new and 2nd year French oak barrels from Allier.

This red wine from Alicante is refreshingly unpretentious and simply delicious.

Additional Information
Additional Information

The red wine Enrique Mendoza Pinot Noir has a very bright, clean garnet colour with a ruby rim.


This varietal Pinot Noir is vivid and elegant. Aromas of red berries, red and blue flowers, spices, some creamy nuances and remembrances of aromatic herbs and some mineral undertones.


This is a smooth and velvety Crianza red wine produced by Enrique Mendoza Viticultor, with a light passage and a straightforward, unmasked character. Dim nuances of wild berries, flowers and mineral. Great acidity, velvety tannins and long, balsamic finish.

Our personal opinion

Fresh and subtle, Enrique Mendoza Pinot Noir 2018 is a treat.


Enrique Mendoza Pinot Noir 2017:

Enterwine 93. Peñín 90.

Enrique Mendoza Pinot Noir 2015:

Enterwine 93.

Enrique Mendoza Pinot Noir 2014:

Enterwine 92. Peñín 89.

Year 2018
Type Red
D.O. Alicante
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 16-18ºC
Should this wine be decanted? 10 minutes before serving
Ageing Crianza
Type of ageing Months in French oak barrels from Allier
Number of months aged in Barrels 12
Peñin Score 90
Enterwine's Score 93
Media rating 92
Mono-Varietal Pinot Noir
Pairings Birds, Cured duck breast, Duck, Grilled red meats, Poultry, Rice with meat, Risotto, Roasted foods, Roasted white meats, Sautéed vegitables, Soft cheeses, Stews
Taste Fruity and Fresh, Light, easy to drink, Tasty with barrel notes
Occasion Appetizer, Barbecue, Because you can, Dinner with friends, Family reunion
1 Review
Mineral, salty Pinot
We Pinot Noir freaks are always looking for new wines. And what a surprise this is!! Mild, inviting, crisp, with a mineral tip and no excess of heat or oak whatsoever. Incredible price.
Review by (Posted on 12 November 2017)
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