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Abel Mendoza Guardaviñas 2021

Abel Mendoza Guardaviñas



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Spec sheet

TypeRed wine
AllergensContains sulfites
Alcohol contenti14.5%
Production2,000 bottles

Drinking and storing

Serve between 14ºC and 16ºC

Food pairing

Poultry and white meats
Semi-cured cheeses
Roast meats

Ratings and awards

202292 PK
202092 PK
201892 PK
201792 PK
201693+ PK
201593 PK
PK: Parker

Wine critics reviewsReviews by Parker

2017 was the earliest harvest ever at this address, and the Tempranillo grapes for the non-sulfur cuvée 2017 Guardaviñas were picked starting September 16th. Somehow, the early harvest and accelerated ripening managed to deliver a wine with slightly lower alcohol and more acidity, but there is a sensation of ripeness and a little development, especially when compared with the superb 2016 I tasted next to it. Having said that, this 2017 is still precise and elegant within the rusticity. Only part of the wine aged in oak barrels, while the rest was kept in tanks. The palate is medium-bodied, and there is a touch of earthiness and a bitter touch on the finish. It feels like naked Tempranillo, with its rustic side and the character of the year. 2,030 bottles were filled in September 2018.

— Luis Gutiérrez (28/06/2019)Robert Parker Wine Advocate Vintage 2017 - 92 PARKER

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Vinification materialWood / Stainless steel
Ageing period11 months
Type of woodFrench oak


El Bardallo

Vine age45 years
SoilClay / Sand
ClimateContinental with Atlantic influence
Surface area0.56 hectares

The winery

Abel Mendoza Monge

Abel Mendoza Monge is a small winery in San Vicente de la Soncierra. The husband and wife team - Abel Mendoza (viticulture) and Maite Fernandez (oenology) - are responsible for some of Rioja's most curious, rare and sought-after wines, partly because they receive little attention in wine guides and the media.  It could be said that they perfectly embody the Burgundian concept of the vintner, who works selflessly on his vines and transforms them into individual wines resulting...


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