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Abel Mendoza Guardaviñas

Abel Mendoza Guardaviñas
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Abel Mendoza Guardaviñas
Red wine Barrel. 11 months in French oak barrels.
Variety: Tempranillo
Designation of Origin: D.O.Ca. Rioja
Production area: La Rioja
Winery: Abel Mendoza
Volume: 75 cl.
Alcohol: 14.5%
Red wine Barrel. 11 months in French oak barrels.
Variety: Tempranillo
D.O.Ca. Rioja (La Rioja)
Winery: Abel Mendoza
Volume: 75 cl.
Alcohol: 14.5%
Fruity
Spicy
Young
Barrel
Light
Body

Characteristics of Abel Mendoza Guardaviñas

Abel Mendoza Guardaviñas is a red wine produced in the D.O.C.a Rioja by Abel Mendoza Monje in San Vicente de la Sonsierra.

Abel Mendoza began his journey in 1988, and he currently has 18 hectares that have been organically cultivated along the banks of the Ebro. The cultivation lands are rough and with a mixed composition, alternating clayey soils, marl and fine sandstones. Climate is moderately continental, marked by the Cantabrian influence.

Abel Mendoza is a wine grower that works his vines with dedication and turns them into personal wines. This is the result of different interpretations of the terroir.

 

Abel Mendoza Guardaviñas is Abel Mendoza's latest wine. A Tempranillo without sulphur dioxide, from a biodynamic vineyard located in San Vicente de la Sonsierra, with 0.56 hectares planted in 1979.

Manual harvest, destemmed and maceration at a controlled temperature. After fermentation, part of the wine was aged in French oak barrels for 11 months. The other part was aged in stainless steel deposits.

 

Abel Mendoza Guardaviñas is a fresh wine, with a lot of fruit and refined tannins. An extremely varietal and lingering wine.

Serve at 16.0ºC
Does not contain added sulphites
Pairing
Grilled red meats, White meat, Stews, Roasts, Rice with meat

Tasting notes Abel Mendoza Guardaviñas

This vintage, rated as "Very Good", was characterized by the hard frost that occurred when the vegetative cycle was beginning in mid-April, and by the subsequent drought. Except for these two weather events, the year passed normally, with the vintage displaying a perfect health status in the last phase of the cycle. The wines of this vintage are characterized by having a somewhat higher average graduation than 2016, with a very good aging capacity and a high percentage of fine and very identifiable wines.
High summer temperatures define this vintage. After a mild winter with very little rainfall, spring began with a great deal of rain, which provided favourable conditions for the growth cycle of the vines. During the summer, they experienced very high temperatures and the absence of rain, which resulted in very 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 noted for a vintage with volume that can be enjoyed as a young wine.
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.

Ratings

  • Decántalo 93
  • Parker 92
  • Decántalo 93
  • Decántalo 94
  • Parker 93
  • Parker 92

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

2017 Very good
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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Designation of Origin 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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Among the newest wineries in Rioja, one of the most recognized is Abel Mendoza Monge. This small winery was founded in 1988 in San Vicente de la Sonsierra, town of great wine tradition.

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