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Enrique Mendoza Pinot Noir 2016

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€9.35

Enrique Mendoza Pinot Noir 2016

Characteristics

  • Vintage. 12 Months in French oak barrels from Allier
  • Bottle size:
  • 75 cl
  • Percentage of Alcohol:
  • 13.5

Score

ñ 90
Peñín Score 90
93
Enterwine Score 93
92
Media rating 92

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Details

Some years ago, the Enrique Mendoza winery faced the challenge of growing Pinot Noir, the world's most glamorous red grape, in the sunny lands of southeastern Spain.

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.

Additional Information

Appearance

The red wine Enrique Mendoza Pinot Noir has a very bright, clean garnet colour with a ruby rim.

 

Nose

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.

 

Palate

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.

OTHER VINTAGES

Enrique Mendoza Pinot Noir 2015:

Enterwine 93.

Enrique Mendoza Pinot Noir 2014:

Enterwine 92. Peñín 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 oak barrels from Allier
Number of months aged in Barrels 12
Parker Score No
Peñin Score 90
Our Score 93
Media rating 92
Other guides No
Name of Award No
Mono-Varietal Pinot Noir
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
  1. Mineral, salty Pinot review by Pinot buff on 11/12/2017
    Value

    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.

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