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Product code: 1756

Abel Mendoza, Jarrarte Oak Aged, Rioja, Spain, 2018

Abel Mendoza, Jarrarte Oak Aged, Rioja, Spain, 2018

Producer Profile

Modest, passionate and in no small part obsessive, Abel Mendoza and Maite Fernández have been making understated wines from their old vine vineyards, high up in the Cantabrian mountains near San Vicente since the late 80s.

His intimate knowledge of the diverse terroirs in this spectacular part of Rioja is enthralling, and every barrel tasted reveals startling provenance and true character of the vintage. Abel doesn’t make wines that flatter, they don’t speak of oak regimes, but rather of the quality of his fruit, expressed in its most honest form.

Viticulture

Wine made from grapes that come from vines with an average age of 35 years, located in different areas of the municipality of San Vicente de la Sonsierra (La Rioja), Labastida and Abalos. Clay-Calcareous soils.

Winemaking

The fermentation takes place in stainless steel tanks at controlled temperature.

Oak Treatment

Time: 12 Months
Type: French Oak Allier
% wine oaked: 100
% new oak: 50

Tasting Note

Cherry red, purple and traces of violet. Subtle notes of cocoa, liquorice, and balsamic. It enters the mouth dry and structured.

Food Matching

Beef and Pasta Bolognaise

Technical Details
Varieties:
Tempranillo 100%
Biodynamic Works Organically
ABV:
14.5%

Closure:
Natural cork

Colour:
Red

Style:
Still wine

Case Size:
6 x 75cl