The result is Enrique Mendoza Pinot Noir. A highly unlikely, refreshingly unpretentious and, most importantly, quite successful match of Burgundy with the Mediterranean.
Meticulously harvested, the grapes of this red wine from Alicante were selected and destemmed in the cellar.
Then they were fermented in stainless steel tanks under a strict temperature control.
Finally, this Spanish red wine from Alicante was aged for 12 months in new French oak barrels from Allier.
Drink Enrique Mendoza Pinot Noir 2016 from now until 2022.
The red wine Enrique Mendoza Pinot Noir has a very bright, clean garnet colour with a ruby rim.
This Pinot Noir from Alicante is vivid and elegant. Aromas of red berries, red and blue flowers, spices, some creamy nuances and remembrances of aromatic herbs and some mineral undertones.
This is a smooth and velvety red wine by Enrique Mendoza, with a light passage and a straightforward, unmasked character. Dim nuances of wild berries, flowers and mineral. Great acidity, velvety tannins and long, balsamic finish.
|Our personal opinion||
An unexpected treat, Enrique Mendoza Pinot Noir 2016 is extremely interesting. A wine of a delicate, subtle nature.
Enrique Mendoza Pinot Noir 2015:
Enrique Mendoza Pinot Noir 2014:
Enterwine 92. Peñín 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 oak barrels from Allier|
|Number of months aged in Barrels||12|
|Name of Award||No|
|Percentage of variety||No|
|Pairings||Birds, Cured duck breast, Duck, Grilled red meats, Poultry, Rice with meat, Risotto, Roasted foods, Roasted white meats, Sautéed vegitables, Soft cheeses, Stews|
|Taste||Fruity and Fresh, Light, easy to drink, Tasty with barrel notes|
|Occasion||Appetizer, Barbecue, Because you can, Dinner with friends, Family reunion|
We Pinot Noir freaks are always looking for new wines. And what a surprise this is!! Mild, inviting, crisp, with a mineral tip and no excess of heat or oak whatsoever. Incredible price.