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Abel Mendoza Graciano Grano a Grano

Abel Mendoza Graciano Grano a Grano
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Abel Mendoza Graciano Grano a Grano
Red wine Barrel. 18 months in French oak barrels.

Available vintages of Abel Mendoza Graciano Grano a Grano

  • Abel Mendoza Graciano Grano a Grano 2016
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Characteristics of Abel Mendoza Graciano Grano a Grano

Abel Mendoza Graciano Grano a Grano is a red wine from Rioja produced by Abel Mendoza Monge, a winery founded in 1988 in San Vicente de la Sonsierra, near the Sierra de Cantabria.

The climate in the Rioja Alta is continental and moderate, marked by a Cantabrian influence. Temperatures are mild, a minimum of 4 ° C in winter and maximum of 15 ° to 22 ° in summer. Rainfall is moderate. This wine is a varietal Graciano from the winery's own vineyards, with an average age of 35 years. The vineyards are situated on the banks of the Ebro River, on clay, loam and fine sandstones soils.

The farmning methods used are organic. Regarding the development, after husking is completed manually grain by grain, fermentation is carried out must temperature controlled stainless steel tanks and then malolactic fermentation occurs in French oak barrels. Finally, Abel Mendoza Graciano Grano a Grano spends 18 months in new French oak barrels, with 3 transfers.

Alcohol: 13.0%
Serve at 16ºC
We recommend decanting before consumption
Pairing
Game animals, Deer, Stew, Game birds, Beef, Iberian ham

Tasting notes Abel Mendoza Graciano Grano a Grano

High summer temperatures define this vintage. After a mild winter with scarce rainfall, spring started with a lot of rain, which favoured the growth cycle of the vine. During the summer, they experienced very high temperatures and the absence of rain, which resulted in great, healthy vines. As a general result, this was a balanced year, where the final absence of rains led to a good concentration of grapes. This year is defined by a voluminous vintage that can be enjoyed from its youth.
After a winter with normal temperatures and rainfall for D.O.Ca Rioja, high temperatures in spring and summer market his year, as well as the absence of rain at the most dangerous times for the vineyard. These factors led to very healthy vines, but the harvest was brought forward three weeks on average. As a result, this year was rated as a very good one in the area, with the only drawback of not reaching full ripeness. Therefore, the wines from this vintage are those typical from Rioja, with a slightly higher alcoholic strength and a good balance between acidity and ripening.
It was a fairly balanced year until the harvest season arrived. The beginning of the cycle, in October, started with high temperatures, and it was not until mid-November that the first frosts began and the leaves of the vines began to fall to prepare for winter. Throughout the winter, rainfall was generous and water reserves could be secured for the growth cycle period. During the months of March and April, there was an increase in temperatures that led to the good sprouting of the plant. The growth cycle of the vines was suitable, and the sudden rise of temperatures resulted in quite a fast blooming. There was an optimal growth of the fruit, until the harvest season, when rains damaged the state of the grapes and caused a drop in production. This is a good vintage, but the last rains damaged the final result. The wines are good and can be drunk in the short- and mid-term, they have a medium body and material.
This vintage was marked by a very rainy and cold spring just at the time of the growth cycle. This fact caused it to ripen unevenly and with a certain delay. Thanks to a fairly dry September and October, the grapes that ripened with a certain delay were harvested in a selective manner. A complicated vintage, but with good results since there was an exhaustive selection of the grapes. A good balance between concentration and acidity in their youth define the wines from this vintage.
A good balance and few climate incidents define this vintage. The autumn began with mild temperatures and lack of rain. In March began the rain,as well as the development of the vines. At the beginning of the growth cycle of the vines, temperatures decrease and there were a lot of rainy days. This caused an irregular growth of the vineyard. After an unstable month of May, the temperatures increased, and a cycle without rains began. This resulted in perfect sprouts and a good flowering. The summer months were warm and with some heat waves, which caused a slower growth cycle and some symptoms of water stress, and thus a concentration of fruit. At the end of September, and before the harvest, there was some rain that was perfect for a great year thanks to the perfect ripening of the grapes. Good acidity and concentration define the wines from this vintage. Fine wines with a great ageing potential.
Sight

Cherry colour with purple hues.

Nose

The nose has a high aromatic intensity. Red fruit aromas appear along with peach and plum. There are dairy- like aromas such as yogurt, alongside fruit, balsamic notes and vanilla.

Taste

In the mouth it is dry, structured, fresh and sweet.

2010 was considered the perfect vintage after some very good years. An optimal growth cycle, without incidents regarding the health of the vineyards. The harvest took place during a magnificent state of the vines and with a moderate production, with good fruit setting and slow ripening. A great year with excellent ageing potential, which resulted in spicy and fruity wines, with a very good structure and acidity.
Sight The tasting repport of this wine is being translated. Meanwhile, you can check the Spanish version.

Ratings

  • Decántalo 96
  • Peñin 93
  • Parker 95
  • Peñin 93
  • Parker 93
  • Parker 91
  • Decántalo 92
  • Parker 91

Ratings for the vintages from D.O.Ca. Rioja

2016 Very good
2015 Very good
2014 Good
2013 Good
2012 Very good
2011 Excellent
2010 Excellent
2009 Very good
2008 Very good
2007 Very good
2006 Very good
2005 Excellent
2004 Excellent
2003 Good
2002 Good
2001 Excellent
2000 Good
1999 Good
1998 Very good
1997 Good
1996 Very good
1995 Excellent
1994 Excellent
1993 Good
1992 Good
1991 Very good
1990 Good
1989 Good
1988 Good
1987 Very good
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Production area D.O.Ca. Rioja

Winery Abel Mendoza

Rioja is one of the most important areas of wine production in the world. It has a long history, and exceptional soils and climates. From the Tempranillo and Grenache varieties they make great red wines that are masterfully aged which demonstrates the experience passed from generation to generation.

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