Enrique Mendoza Las Quebradas 2015
24.40 €(1 l = 32.53 €)
Brilliantly made, rare wine from Spain
Las Quebradas 2015
Wine Advocate #234, Dezember 2017 (Parker/Gutierrez)
I also tasted the 2015 Las Quebradas, where they have never used herbicides or insecticides and it's organically farmed. It was a very good year, with very healthy grapes. It is a little more austere, a little closed, but will be a beautiful wine. It's a slightly cooler year, and it produced a wine for the long haul. The tannins are fine-grained, a little chalky, with some rusticity showing the character of the Monastrell grape as well as the Mediterranean character, and especially the limestone-rich soils where the grapes are grown. Mediterranean finesse. 2,300 bottles were filled in April 2017.
There is a new offspring from Enrique Mendoza, Pepe Mendoza's personal project called Casa Agricola Pepe Mendoza (with wines produced exclusively with Mediterranean grape varieties) that starts in 2016/2017, of which I could preview some of the first, still unbottled wines. There will be some small production lots of very personal wines from organically grown grapes produced in the most natural way as possible, totaling 100,000 bottles. In the future Enrique Mendoza will be the project of Julia¡n Mendoza and his brother Pepe will have his Casa Agricola project.
There is a new Mediterranean red blend from their estate vineyards and many of the existing labels have disappeared, as they move away from French varieties, especially Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon. When I tasted with him he was ecstatic about the quality of the just-finished 2017 vintage, which he said is the best they have done in 25 years. There will be some new wines in 2017, a white La Tremenda (25,000 bottles) produced a blend of Macabeo with 30% Moscatel and a white Santa Rosa. 5,000 bottles of a white Moscatel.
Additional product information
- Contains Sulfites
- 14% vol.
- Bottle Size
- 0,75 Liter