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Pepe Mendoza Mares de Luz Monastrell-Giró, Alicante 2019

Red Wine from Spain
5.000000000 star rating 7 Reviews
A fruity and peppery southern Spanish red from vineyards in Alicante. The monastrell grape endows a blackberry richness and peppery notes backed by the succulence of giro, a local grape which Pepe believes is connected with garnacha or possibly Sardinia.
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Code: SP17021

Wine characteristics

  • Red Wine
  • Full-bodied
  • Mourvedre
  • 75cl
  • Now to 2023
  • 14% Alcohol
  • no oak influence
  • Cork, natural

Pepe Mendoza

Based in Alicante, Pepe Mendoza was born into Spanish-wine royalty (his father Enrique helms one of the most successful family wineries in the country) and crafts wines of purity, depth and elegance. His style is a rejection of the high-volume, low-character methods of the bigger conglomerates and the resultant high-alcohol blockbusters, instead focusing on a more terroir-focused approach. The results are very impressive. He works only with native grapes (monastrell, alicante bouschet, muscatel, macabeo and the very rare giro are all grown) and employs native yeasts for fermentation, and he takes a hands off approach to winemaking, intervening as little as possible in the process to create wines that very much speak of their origins.

JancisRobinson.com

Mid garnet. There is real savoury interest on the nose of this wine that is not hot or flabby. Really lovely fruit and structure with a strong saline note. Fresh and lively. Clean and very much more...
Mid garnet. There is real savoury interest on the nose of this wine that is not hot or flabby. Really lovely fruit and structure with a strong saline note. Fresh and lively. Clean and very much more interesting than most wines under £10 a bottle. Very attractive now. 16.5/20
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Jancis Robinson

Midweek Wines

Blackberry and cherry flavours complemented by traces of thyme, cocoa and the sweeter spices.

Brian Elliott

wine-pages.com

From Alicante, this is 50% Monastrell, aka Mourvèdre, along with 50% Giro (a local name for Grenache). It was aged 10 months in 500-litre Allier oak barrels. Really nice and ripe, up-front red fruitiness...
From Alicante, this is 50% Monastrell, aka Mourvèdre, along with 50% Giro (a local name for Grenache). It was aged 10 months in 500-litre Allier oak barrels. Really nice and ripe, up-front red fruitiness on the nose, a certain energy and life about this. The palate follows on a similar vein, red liquorice edging blueberry and damson plum for a certain succulence and nicely weighted tannins and acids into the finish. Good value. 89/100
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Tom Cannavan

The Observer

… this south-eastern Spanish red is full of local character, charm and solar-powered vibrancy, with brightly aromatic, plumply juicy blackberry fruit, Mediterranean herb and pepper seasoning, and a...
… this south-eastern Spanish red is full of local character, charm and solar-powered vibrancy, with brightly aromatic, plumply juicy blackberry fruit, Mediterranean herb and pepper seasoning, and a satisfyingly chewy finish.
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David Williams

timatkin.com

Pepe Mendoza Mares de Luz Monastrell Giro, Alicante 2019

Tim Atkin

Daily Record

Monastrell (mourvedre in France or mataro elsewhere) can be a rugged and slightly rustic grape. However, producers in its place of origin (around Valencia in Spain) are taming it well, as this 50:50 blend ...
Monastrell (mourvedre in France or mataro elsewhere) can be a rugged and slightly rustic grape. However, producers in its place of origin (around Valencia in Spain) are taming it well, as this 50:50 blend with garnacha illustrates. With a softness nicely enhanced by traces of the sweeter spices, it delivers bramble and cherry flavours complemented by balanced acidity and tannin but with thraces of thyme and cocoa too.
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Brian Elliott

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