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Bodegas Enrique Mendoza "La Tremenda" Monastrell 2014 (Valencia, Spain)
Bodegas Enrique Mendoza La Tremenda Monastrell

Reg Price: $17.99
Our Price: $15.00
Sale Price: $12.99

Product Code: W0774


Bodegas Enrique Mendoza is located near the town of Alfs 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 they have experimented with international varieties such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Syrah. They usually ferment their wines in stainless steel tanks and age in French oak, with long maceration (up to 28 days).

Bodegas Enrique Mendoza "La Tremenda" Monastrell is crafted from 100% matured vine Monastrell. The name "La Tremenda" refers to the name of the vineyard from which the grapes are grown and harvested. Bright ruby-red in color, La Tremenda Monastrell displays expressive notes of fresh black cherries and red berries mingled with hints of sweet spice, toast and cocoa. This accessible red offers a medium bodied palate with silky texture, modest tannins and balanced acidity. Hints of black plum and cherry lingers through the long, persistent finish. Pairs well with pork chops Normandy, Kobe beef, or parmesan crusted asparagus tips.

The first of three reds produced exclusively from Monastrell grapes, the 2012 La Tremenda comes from a single vineyard planted 16 years ago at 600 meters altitude with lime and sand soils with plenty of stones. It was fermented in stainless steel and aged in 500-liter oak barrels for six months. The nose is open and expressive, with mostly red fruit that provides freshness, pomegranate, raspberries and red cherries along with red licorice and Mediterranean herbs. The palate is medium-bodied, with tremendous (pun intended) freshness and great persistence. Juicy and accessible, it is a real pleasure wine and true to its birthplace and variety. For an entry-level this has superb quality and an incredible price tag. To buy by the case. - Wine Advocate

"A mixed bag of appealing aromas include crushed stone, leather, black cherry and cough drop. The palate on this Monastrell is narrow and pinchy but packs power. Flavors of toasty oak, mint, black plum and cherry charge across the finish due to popping acidity. Drink through 2019." - Wine Enthusiast

Product of Spain
Alcohol by Volume: 14.5%

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