Pepe Mendoza Casa Agricola Tinto 2018
Magnificently fresh, fiercely Mediterranean, the Pepe Mendoza Casa Agricola Tinto, is a beautiful blend of Monastrell, Syrah, Alicant Bouschet, and Giro. This wine is ultra-pure, light, and flowing. There are hints of pine, rosemary, thyme, and resin. The nose is of red dates and stones, mulberry leaves, and maritime smells.A saline thread lines the gently spiced cherry lipstick fruit, which is less than mid-weight, with gentle tannins. The palate’s more flutter than chew, beautifully laid out and running.
Pepe Mendoza is the star winemaker of DO Alicante, on the southern part of Spain’s Mediterranean coast. He is responsible for his family’s label, named for his father, Enrique. Of late, he has also developed a smaller, personal project, in conjunction with his wife, Pepa. Pepe Mendoza Casa Agricola represents a transition for Pepe, beyond what is possible in the larger family project. Specifically, the aim is to utilise the opportunity afforded by low-cropped old vines to make wines with minimal intervention.
The Finer Details
Style - Red Wine
Varietal - Monastrell, Syrah, Alicant Bouschet, Giro
Country - Spain
Region - Murcia
Vintage - 2019
Bottle Size - 750ml
ABV - 14.5%