CASA AGRÍCOLA BLANCO, PEPE MENDOZA
APPELATION:Tierras de la Marina, Benimei - Serra Forta
VARIETY/BLEND: 40% Macabeo, 40% Merseguera, 20% D.O. Alicante Marina Alta
SOIL: Clay, loam, sandy
ALTITUDE: 300m a.s.l.
FERMENTATION: Ferments in small stainless steel tanks. Must ferment freely with own yeasts, not enzymes, nothing added.
AGEING: 2 months in tank
Precious notes of spring. aromas of jasmine, gallant at night, citrus notes of lime and orange peel. Nice aromas of Mediterranean infusions. Very fresh on the palate and with good volume.
One of the most respected winemakers in southeast Spain, Pepe Mendoza started his carrier at his family's winery Enrique Mendoza. They were among the first to plant Syrah and other international varieties in the region to make high quality reds, but they gradually returned to work with local grapes, specially Monastrell. His latest project is Casa Agrícola, a very personal project launched alongside his wife Pepa Agulló.