GIRÓ DE ABARGUES, PEPE MENDOZA
APPELATION: Abargues, Pla de Lliber
VARIETY/BLEND: 100% Giró
SOIL: Clays with a lot of iron and calcareous stone.
ALTITUDE: 300m a.s.l.
FERMENTATION: Delicately pressed and filled the barrels to have a malolactic fermentation in them.
AGEING: 1 year in French Allier oak barrels of 500L
Precious expression of scrubland, wet land, shady forest. With a powerful mouth that reminds us of iron soils and bloody notes. Very noble and powerful tannins that will allow it to live for many years.
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.