Enrique Mendoza Estrecho Monastrell 2010 Front Label
Enrique Mendoza Estrecho Monastrell 2010 Front Label

Enrique Mendoza Estrecho Monastrell 2010

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Winemaker Notes

This wine is a ruby red color wine with tints of burgundy, clean and shiny. You will find a lot of fruitful aromas that combine perfectly with the aromas given by the ageing in the barrel without these being predominant. Clearly distinguished balsamic aromas such as pine, wet soil and rosemary. Also ripped red berries, prickly pear bread, accompanied by subtle toasted touches and cedar given mainly by the ageing in the barrel.

This wine is easy to drink with grainy and soft tannins. The wine is fresh and acid, which helps it live for a long time, the alcoholic percentage is long and oily.

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RP 92
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Moving to the Monastrell wines, the 2010 Estrecho, from dry-farmed, old-vine Monastrell planted on sandy soils, is one of my favorite wines of the region, displaying what Monastrell is capable of. It ages in 500-liter oak barrels, as Monastrell does not need any additional tannins from the wood. It has notes of tree bark, blackberries and smoke and overall feels very fresh; 2010 is a cooler vintage which produced fine wines. Medium-bodied, with fresh acidity, persistent and long. It should age well. Only 2,000 bottles produced. Drink 2014-2021.
WE 91
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Broad black fruit aromas show toasty oak and graphite notes in front of a fresh, fruity, juicy palate. Wild raspberry and boysenberry flavors come with lemony oak and toast accents, while the finish is full in fruit yet crisp and precise.
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Enrique Mendoza, Spain
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Although Enrique Mendoza founded the winery in 1989, his son Pepe now runs the business, aided by his younger brother Julián. Pepe is responsible for vineyard management and winemaking, while Julián looks after the commercial side of the company. So well respected is Enrique Mendoza that it was inducted into the prestigious Grandes Pagos de España. This group’s mission is to defend and propagate the culture of “pago” wine, meaning wine produced in a specific terroir that reflects the distinct personality of the soil and climate. To become a member, a vineyard must surpass strict quality standards and also exhibit a degree of uniqueness in terms of soil, climate or grape variety that sets it apart from the surrounding area. The association’s membership includes 25 estate wineries throughout Spain. Bodegas Enrique Mendoza is located near the town of Alfàs Del Pi, about 45 miles from the city of Alicante, and is surrounded by breathtakingly landscaped gardens. Most of the vineyards are located near Villena at an average of 1200 feet elevation, with some parcels as high as 2100 feet. Traditional plantings include Monastrell and Moscatel, although recently Pepe has experimented with international varieties such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Syrah. The resulting wines are typically fermented in stainless steel and aged in French oak, with long maceration (up to 28 days). Natural farming is prioritized at Enrique Mendoza. Indigenous yeasts are used, and insecticides, herbicides and fertilizers are avoided in favor of biodynamic practices. Pepe also emphasizes placing his vines under the optimal level of hydric stress to produce small, concentrated grapes; he uses computerized sensors to monitors moisture levels in the vineyard, adjusting irrigation accordingly.

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Known for its bold, heady, rustic and age-worthy red wines, Spain is truly a one-of-a-kind wine-producing nation. A great majority of the country is hot, arid and drought-ridden, and since irrigation has only been recently introduced and (controversially) accepted, viticulture has sustained—and flourished—only through a great understanding of Spain’s particular conditions. Large spacing between vines allows each enough resources to survive and as a result, the country has the most acreage under vine compared to any other country, but is usually third in production.

Most planted and respected is Tempranillo, the star of Spain’s Rioja and Ribera del Duero regions. Priorat specializes in bold red blends, Jumilla has gained global recognition for its single varietal Monastrell and Utiel-Requena has garnered recent attention for its reds made of Bobal.

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