Red Wine Santa Rosa 2016

Reserva red wine from Alicante. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Monastrell and Syrah aged for 16 months in new oak barrels.

Reserva. 16 Months in French oak barrels from Allier
Percentage of Alcohol: 14.5º
Bottle size: 75 cl
D.O.: Alicante
Grapes Varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Monastrell, Syrah,
P 93 ñ 93 93 93

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Produced by Enrique Mendoza, one of the most interesting producers in the Spanish Levant, Santa Rosa is made from a combination of international grapes that, nevertheless, succeeds in bringing out the best of the Mediterranean terroir of Alicante.

This Spanish red wine was crafted as a tribute to his mother, Mrs. Rosa Cortés, who was passionate about the world of wine and food.

The 2016 vintage of this this red wine by Enrique Mendoza is a blend of Monastrell, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Syrah.

Separately harvested, the grapes were destemmed, macerated for a minimum of 12 days with daily pump-overs, and fermented at a controlled temperature using indigenous yeasts. 

Then the wine was transferred into French oak barrels from Allier and aged for 16 months. Then Santa Rosa 2016 it was aged for a further months in the bottle.

This red wine from Alicante should be decanted a minimum of 1 hour before drinking.

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Appearance

The wine Santa Rosa has an intense and deep cherry colour with scarlet edges.

Nose

This reserve red wine by Bodegas Enrique Mendoza has an intense minerality, with many fresh notes of graphite and wet soils, which are intertwined with some toasty notes. When opened, fresh and ripe fruit leap from the bottle alongside some creamy and spicy notes and fresh balsamic aromas. After this wine has been opened for a little while, floral and sweet aromas, combined with enticing mineral undertones, become more present.

Palate

Elegant and deep, with a rock-solid structure, Santa Rosa Reserva has a luscious texture which delights the palate. A tense acidity makes the wine fresh and powerful, and the tannins are firm and mildly sweet.  Red berries, chocolate, tapenade, blue flowers, dry earth and some salty nuances. Finish is very, very long and persistent, and it leaves a toasted aftertaste with notes of damp wood.

Our personal opinion

Powerful, age-worthy and elegant, with a distinctive minerality. Santa Rosa 2016 is a first class wine from Alicante.

OTHER VINTAGES

Santa Rosa 2014:

Cabernet Sauvignon, Monastrell, Syrah and Merlot. Enterwine 94. Parker 92.

Santa Rosa 2014:

Cabernet Sauvignon, Monastrell, Syrah and Merlot. Enterwine 94. Parker 92.

Santa Rosa 2012:

Enterwine 93. Peñín 93. Parker 91.

Santa Rosa 2011:

Parker 91. Peñín 93.

Year 2016
Type Red
D.O. Alicante
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 16-18ºC
Should this wine be decanted? 40-60 minutes before serving
Ageing Reserva
Type of ageing Months in French oak barrels from Allier
Number of months aged in Barrels 16
Parker's Score 93
Peñin Score 93
Enterwine's Score 93
Media rating 93
Percentage of variety Monastrell 35%, Cabernet Sauvignon 35%, Merlot 15%, Syrah 15%.
Pairings Civet, Game animals, Roasted foods, Stews
Taste Complex and Elegant, Silky and intense
Occasion A special occasion, To bring to an engagement
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2 Reviews
saint rose
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One of the most honest, best Mediterranean expressions out there. No masks, no tricks, just a wonderful wine.
Review by (Posted on 9 April 2019)
Thrilling
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This is like a super curvy sports car. Bold, intense and thrilling. Enrique Mendoza is an exceptional producer, and this wine will be even more amazing in 2 o 3 years.
Review by (Posted on 17 September 2017)
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