Enrique Mendoza La Tremenda 2016
Their entry-level Monastrell is already the 2016 La Tremenda is sourced from the vineyard that names the wine, from their estate El Chaconero in the village of Villena, a plot at 600 meters altitude planted some 25 years ago. It fermented in stainless steel and matured in French barriques for six months. 2016 is a cooler year than 2014 or 2015, and the wines reflect it. It was not an easy year; they had to do a strict selection of grapes, and it paid off. It has the character of the variety, with its elegant rusticity with a fresh, herbal twist and a palate with fine-grained tannins, nicely textured and with a supple, very tasty finish. This is a superb introduction to Monastrell from Alicante at an incredible price.
Inky ruby. Ripe black/blue fruits, dark chocolate and a hint of espresso on the deeply perfumed nose and in the mouth. In a lush, weighty style with solid closing punch, round tannins and a repeating dark fruit note that shows a touch of jamminess. (raised in a combination of used American oak barrels and stainless steel tanks)
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