Country: Spain Region: Rioja
Varietal: Garnacha Tintorera
Vintage: 2015 Colour: White Style: Dry
Producer: Abel Mendoza
Modest and passionate about his vineyards Abel and his wife Maite have been making understated wines in San Vicente since 1988. Lying in the shadow of the Sierra Cantabria, Abel has vineyards on the finest parts of the Alavesa. His knowledge and understanding of the soils is enthralling and to taste in his cellar can be an education on the effects different soils have in different years. He wants only to express the fruit and the soil and unlike many Riojans he leaves it more or less at that. He does not want to stamp the wines with any particular style or mark of his own other than his respect for the very natural quality of the grapes.
Viticulture: Calcareous clay soils, grapes from different plots.
This viscous, mouth-filling wine offers notes of toast, red and green apples, caramel and almond.
Food Matches:Grilled shellfish, asparagus, cheese