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Enrique Mendoza Las Quebradas Crianza 2016

Enrique Mendoza Las Quebradas Crianza 2016


Alicante Crianza Red Wine Enrique Mendoza Las Quebradas Crianza 2016


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This wine is produced with vines older monastrell of "Las Quebradas" plantation.Grown at 500 meters of altitude, vines are struggling to reach the water,  which makes to get small berries and very concentrated. Aged for 15 months in French oak barrels.

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Enrique Mendoza Las Quebradas Crianza 2016


Alicante Crianza Red Wine Enrique Mendoza Las Quebradas Crianza 2016


by Enrique Mendoza
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This wine is produced with vines older monastrell of "Las Quebradas" plantation.Grown at 500 meters of altitude, vines are struggling to reach the water,  which makes to get small berries and very concentrated. Aged for 15 months in French oak barrels.

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The region of Alicante is located in Southeastern Spain, some 100 miles south of Valencia. Although many of the vineyards in the zone are within a few kilometres of the sea around the large city of Alicante, most of the parcels are futher inland. As with many other Spanish wine regions were cultivated here by the Romans after being planted originally by the Phoenicians. Now, the zone is cimprised of just over 15.000 hectares, about one fifth the size as it was pre-phyloxera.

Enrique Mendoza Las Quebradas Crianza

Created in 1989, Bodegas Enrique Mendoza was established by the man of the same name in zone of Alicante some 70 kilometres from the city os Alicante. Now, Pepe Mrndoza, Enrique's son, has taken over the vinemaking responsabilities from his father and has become quite known for his use of newer varietals in the zone instead of the traditional Monastrell.

Enrique Mendoza Las Quebradas Crianza
Bodega Enrique Mendoza

Alicante benefits from a Mediterranean climate, with warm days and nights during the summen months. However, parcels in the extreme western zones of the region are affected by a more continental climate, with hot dry winds. Rainfall is ver slow (200-300 liters/meter squared per year). The soil contains a high limestone content, with only small amounts of clay. As a result, it is not very fertile and yields are low. With careful, attention, this has led to some extraordinary result in the bottle.

Pepe Mendoza's credo is simply to put the vines under as much hydric stress as possible (he monitors moisture levels constantly) to ensure a very small grape. His goal is to keep the skin to flesh ratio quite small in order to produce higher quality for his bottlings. Most of the wines are aged in French oak (he prefers Allier barrels), although most are fermented first in tank. Macerations are long (up to 28 days) and varietals are vinified separately.

As with many of the parcels of Alicante, the vineyards of Enrique Mendoza lie at an average of 400 meters altitude, with some parcels over 600 meters. "New" varietals to the zone have been planted in recent years and the bodega is taking full advantage of theis potential. Cabernet Sauvignon grows quite well here and Merlot has been used quite effective with it to produce wines with great complexity of fruit and ageing potential.

Enrique Mendoza Las Quebradas

This wine is produced with vines older monastrell of "Las Quebradas" plantation.Grown at 500 meters of altitude, vines are struggling to reach the water,  which makes to get small berries and very concentrated. Aged for 15 months in French oak barrels.

AL2016 RBFR UV002 RV003



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BrandENRIQUE MENDOZA LAS QUEBRADAS
Size75 CL
FormatGlass
Region Produced inAlfaz del Pi - Alicante
TypeCrianza
CaskFrench Oak
Made with100% Monastrell
Alcohol Content14%
Reserve15 Months
Vintage2016
PackageBottle
Product Dimensions31 x 8 x 8 cm
Weight1.40
Storage InstructionsCool and dry conditions
Manufacturer/ProducerEnrique Mendoza
Country Produced inSpain
1 Liter Proportion EUR27.93

This product was added to our catalog on Tuesday 20 March, 2018.
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