Red Wine Santa Rosa 2018

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

Crianza. 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,
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Availability: In stock

Product Description

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 elegant 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 2018 vintage of this red wine from Alicante is made from Monastrell and Cabernet Sauvignon in equal parts, complemented with Merlot and Syrah. The four varieties are sourced from a single vineyard, Finca El Chaconero.

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 this wine from Bodegas Mendoza Alfaz del Pi was transferred into new French oak barrels from Allier and aged for 16 months.

Finally, Santa Rosa 2018 was aged for a further months in the bottle.

This blended Crianza red wine should be decanted a minimum of 1 hour before drinking.

Additional Information
Additional Information

The red wine Santa Rosa is deep ruby with some scarlet edges.


This blend of Monastrell, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Syrah conveys an intense minerality, with many fresh notes of graphite and wet soils, 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.


Elegant and deep, with a rock-solid structure, this wine from Bodegas Enrique Mendoza has a luscious texture and a steely acidity that makes the wine fresh and powerful. Noble tannins and very long finish that leaves a toasted aftertaste with notes of damp wood.

Our personal opinion

Powerful, age-worthy and elegant, with a distinctive minerality. Santa Rosa 2018 is a first class wine from Alicante.


Santa Rosa 2017:

Enterwine 93. Parker 93/93+. Guía Peñín 93.

Santa Rosa 2016:

Enterwine 93. Parker 93. Guía Peñín 93.

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 2018
Type Red
D.O. Alicante
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 16-18ºC
Should this wine be decanted? 40-60 minutes before serving
Ageing Crianza
Type of ageing Months in French oak barrels from Allier
Number of months aged in Barrels 16
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
2 Reviews
saint rose
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)
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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