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Enrique Mendoza Petit Verdot 2016

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Enrique Mendoza Petit Verdot 2016

Characteristics

  • Vintage. 14 Months in French and American oak barrels
  • Bottle size:
  • 75 cl
  • Percentage of Alcohol:
  • 14

Score

ñ 91
Peñín Score 91
93
Enterwine Score 93
92
Media rating 92

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Details

Produced by Enrique Mendoza, one of the most respected winemakers in Mediterranean Spain, Enrique Mendoza Petit Verdot belongs to the Alicante DO.

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.

Additional Information

Appearance

The red wine Enrique Mendoza Petit Verdot has an intense cherry colour with some deep-reddish maroon colored edges.

Nose

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.

Palate

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.

OTHER VINTAGES

Enrique Mendoza Petit Verdot 2014:

Enterwine 93. Peñín 92.

Enrique Mendoza Petit Verdot 2012:

Enterwine 93. Parker 89.

Year 2016
Type Red
D.O. Alicante
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 15-17ºC
Should this wine be decanted? 30 minutes before serving
Does this wine follow the guidelines of biodynamic Farming? No
Organic No
Is this product free of sulfites? No
Ageing Vintage
Type of ageing Months in French and American oak barrels
Number of months aged in Barrels 14
Parker Score No
Peñin Score 91
Our Score 93
Media rating 92
Other guides No
Name of Award No
Mono-Varietal Petit Verdot
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
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