Red Wine La Encina del Inglés 2018

Red wine from Sierras de Málaga. Blend of Tintilla de Rota, Grenache and Cabernet Sauvignon aged for 9 months in oak barrels.
Barrel. 9 Months in French oak barrels
Percentage of Alcohol: 14.5º
Bottle size: 75 cl
Wineries: Finca La Melonera
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Product Description

An homage to the English travellers who visited Málaga and Ronda back in the XVIIIth and XIXth centuries and praised their colourful beauty, La Encina del Inglés ("The Englishman's Holm oak") is named after one traveller that left a lasting impression on the region. 

The 2018 vintage of this Spanish red wine is made from a blend of 50% Tintilla de Rota, 30% Grenache, and 20% Cabernet Sauvignon.

The grapes come from vineyards farmed following minimal intervention techniques and located at altitudes between 600 and 900 metres above sea level.

Harvested by hand, each grape variety was meticulously vinified in stainless steel tanks.

Then this red wine from Ronda (Málaga) produced by the Finca La Melonera winery was aged for 9 months in untoasted French oak barrels.

We suggest that you pair La Encina del Inglés 2018 from Sierras de Málaga with a good Ibérico ham plate.

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The red wine La Encina del Inglés has a medium cherry-coloured robe with some ruby and violet glints.


This attractive blend of Tintilla de Rota, Grenache and Cabernet Sauvignon from Málaga suggests some fresh, intense notes of red berries, Mediterranean undergrowth and dry earth over a mineral background subtly nuanced by a spicy touch.


Fresh and pleasant, this red wine by La Melonera winery is smooth textured and palate coating. Wild berries and deep mineral suggestions. Crisp acidity, mild tannins and a medium finish with remembrances of liquorice and aromatic herbs, typical of the beautiful Andalusian region of Ronda.

Our personal opinion

Spicy and expressive, La Encina del Inglés 2018 drinks excellently.


La Encina del Inglés 2017:

Blend of Grenache and Syrah. Enterwine 91.

La Encina del Inglés 2015:

Enterwine 92.

La Encina del Inglés 2013:

Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache, Tempranillo and Syrah. Unoaked. Enterwine 92.

La Encina del Inglés 2012:

Grenache & Syrah, aged for 6 months in oak. Peñín 92.

Year 2018
Type Red
D.O. Málaga-Sierras de Málaga
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 16-18ºC
Ageing Barrel
Type of ageing Months in French oak barrels
Number of months aged in Barrels 9
Enterwine's Score 92
Media rating 92
Percentage of variety Tintilla de Rota 50%, Garnacha Tinta 30%, Cabernet Sauvignon 20%.
Pairings Cow´s cheese, Goat cheese, Grilled red meats, Grilled vegitables, Mushrooms, Rice with meat, Roasted lamb, Roasted red meats, Rosted piglet, semi-curred cheese, Specialty Spanish prosciutto , White meat with gravy
Taste Fruity and Fresh, Lively and Fresh, Tasty with barrel notes
Occasion Aperitif, Appetizer, Barbecue, Dinner with friends, Family reunion, Reunion with colleagues
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