Dear nation of wine,
This week i tried wine from Alicante DO. Everybody knows that Alicante is famous for its sweet dessert wine Fondillon, made from overripe grapes.
But instead i bought wine by Enrique Mendoza Petit Verdot 2016. Mendoza family started wine growing in the eighties and were one of the first viticultors in Spain to work with Syrah which is the star of the winery. But when i saw Petit Verdot i figured out that either i never tried 100% Petit Verdot or i just cannot remember(what is practically the same). Also aging 10months in American Oak and 5months in French Oak intrigued even more.
So it has red cherry color with noticeable violet interaction which shows it’s young age. On the nose medium intensity aroma of berries(blackberries, blueberries, raspberries) mixed with earthy aromas(wet stones, wet ground, some smoke, moss). Mouth is balanced alcohol, tannins,acidity medium and aftertaste definitely not long BUT after you finish a glass and have that feeling of walking in the rainy forest, it invites to have another glass...otherwise it goes well with creamy sheep cheese.
Let me know in the comments if you tried 100% Petit Verdot before!
Have a wonderful day,
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