Producer: Casa Agricola
Grapes: Monastrell, Alicante Bouschét, Girô
Nutshell: Elegant, Fruity, Refined
Vegan/Vegetarian Friendly: Yes
About Casa Agricola
Pepe Mendoza is the star winemaker of DO Alicante, on the southern part of Spain’s Mediterranean coast. He is responsible for his family’s label, named for his father, Enrique. Of late, he has also developed a smaller, personal project, in conjunction with his wife, Pepa. Pepe Mendoza Casa Agricola represents a transition for Pepe, beyond what is possible in the larger family project. Specifically, the aim is to utilise the opportunity afforded by low-cropped old vines to make wines with minimal intervention.
Fragrant nose with ripe red fruit and plums. Lighter than most reds from the region it still has a good core of fruit on the palate. This is an aromatic Alicante red that veers more to the elegant and refined than the jammy.