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Pepe Mendoza Mares de Luz Monastrell Giro, Alicante 2019
Red Wine from Spain
A fruity and peppery southern red from vineyards in Alicante. The monastrell grape endows a blackberry richness and peppery notes backed by the succulence of giro (the local name for garnacha).
Price: £9.75 Bottle
Price: £58.50 Case of 6
- Red Wine
- 14% Alcohol
- No oak influence
- Now to 2023
- Cork, natural
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.