This Spanish red wine is an unconventional, highly characteristic, single varietal Petit Verdot.
After the harvest, this Crianza red wine completed both alcoholic and malolactic fermentations in stainless steel tanks.
Then this red wine from Alicante was aged for 9 months in American oak barrels from Oregón and for 5 months in 2nd year French oak barrels from Allier.
Finally, Enrique Mendoza Petit Verdot 2016 was bottled unfined. Consequently, we suggest that you decant it 30 minutes before you drink it.
Drink over the next 4-6 years.
The red wine Enrique Mendoza Petit Verdot has an intense cherry colour with some deep-reddish maroon colored edges.
This single varietal Petit Verdot from Alicante smells of red berries, intertwined with an intense minerality, much of which appears earthy, reminiscent of humid soil and stone. After the wine opens the fruit explodes and there are spicy notes, with some balsamic and sweet aromas.
Potent and flavorful, this red wine by Bodegas Enrique Mendoza flows effortlessly through the palate, with a texture which is both meaty and silky. Fruit and spice take the center stage, while maintaining a remarkably mineral background. Very well-balanced, with very good acidity and mature tannins. The finish, full of Med garrigue, is very persistent.
|Our personal opinion||
Surprising, different, and very tasty. Enrique Mendoza Petit Verdot 2016 is a wine that will delight and intrigue your guests.
Enrique Mendoza Petit Verdot 2014:
Enterwine 93. Peñín 92.
Enrique Mendoza Petit Verdot 2012:
Enterwine 93. Parker 89.
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Should this wine be decanted?||30 minutes before serving|
|Does this wine follow the guidelines of biodynamic Farming?||No|
|Is this product free of sulfites?||No|
|Type of ageing||Months in French and American oak barrels|
|Number of months aged in Barrels||14|
|Name of Award||No|
|Percentage of variety||No|
|Pairings||Goat cheese, Grilled vegitables, Poultry, Rice with meat, Risotto, Roasted white meats, Vegitables sauces|
|Taste||Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes|
|Occasion||Business dinner, Dinner with friends, Family reunion, To bring to an engagement|