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Estrecho Monastrell 2018

Estrecho Monastrell

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Estrecho Monastrell is one of the most exceptional wines the Enrique Mendoza winery produces in Alicante,...

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Wine Estrecho Monastrell 2018

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Origin
TypeRed Wine
Alcohol content i14.5%
Bottle size and vintage0.75 L - 2018

Review

Estrecho Monastrell is one of the most exceptional wines the Enrique Mendoza winery produces in Alicante, made from Monastrell grapes growing in a single estate in Villena known as 'Estrecho de Pipa' with unique sandy soil characteristics.

Estrecho de Pipa is a traditional vineyard with 1,500 goblet-trained dry-farmed vines per hectare fertilized using organic compost made from sheep manure at the winery itself. Harvest time is usually at the beginning of September and is the result of a year of hard and careful work in the field without the use of herbicides or insecticides. Organically cultivated, the only treatments used on the vines involve sulphur, copper and biological methods in line with the winery's awareness of environmental concerns. The vinification process is designed to highlight the delicacy and elegance of the grape variety, without excessive extraction and with 16 months' ageing in 500-litre French oak barrels.

Estrecho Monastrell immediately reveals itself as a wine with soul, ready to be enjoyed immediately, but also suitable to keep for many years. A ruby-red colour with maroon glints on pouring, it is a clear, bright and lively wine. Aromas of plentiful fruit blend in perfectly with the wood in a balanced result. Clear and elegant hints of herbs, undergrowth, humus, damp earth, pines, rosemary, ripe red fruit and fig bread combine with the fine notes of smoke and cedar gained from ageing. It has a fine mouthfeel with sweet and grainy tannins while its freshness and acidity make it a lively wine and compensate for its alcoholic strength. Estrecho Monastrell is a splendidly long and unctuous wine, expressing the spirit of a sunny land and its people in a homage to the winemaking region of Alicante. 

Vineyard

  • Climate:Mediterranean with continental influence

Production

  • Ageing period:14 months
  • Type of wood:French oak

Recommendations

  • Optimum serving temperature:Between 16ºC and 18ºC

Customer reviews

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by: Expatriator 69 (30/08/2017) - Vintage 2014

Una monastrell de altísimo nivel

Aromáticamente es una delicia. De alta intensidad, con notas de fruta roja en compota. En movimiento encontramos especiados avainillados, herbáceos de tomillo y un cierto carácter balsámico con recuerdos a eucalipto y notas tostadas. En boca es untuoso, de acidez media y taninos a medio pulir pero muy amables. Una monastrell muy elegante. .

by: Jul (09/05/2017) - Vintage 2014

Un gros vin

Grosse matière et grande ampleur pour ce vin très typé mourvèdre. A rafraîchir pour éviter la sensation alcoolique. Manque de complexité mais délicieux pour qui aime ce style.

by: Dramix (5 Jul) - Vintage 2017

Vinazo Monastrell

Excelente RCP para este Monastrell. Muy equilibrado, se bebe muy fácil. Habría aguantado bien aún unos años en botella, que no le habrían venido mal. 95 Parker merecidisimos.

by: Pertinax (14/06/2018) - Vintage 2016

Fantástico Monastrell

Es la primera vez que pruebo esta añada y, dada su profundidad es un festín que marida bien con carnes rojas. Pocas botellas se producen para su nobleza Mediterránea

by: David (20/07/2018) - Vintage 2015

Mourvèdre

Mourvèdre de qualité, velouté et rond. Un régal! On ne ressent pas les 14%. Un bon rapport qualité prix. Je recommande.