PUREZA, PEPE MENDOZA
APPELATION: Tierras de la Marina, Benimei - Pla de Lliber
VARIETY/BLEND: 100% Muscat of Alexandria D.O. Alicante Marina Alta
SOIL: Clay and sandy loam
ALTITUDE: 300m a.s.l.
FERMENTATION: The must and its skins ferment with their own native yeasts, without acidity correction, without decanting, without enzymes. The skins are macerated throughout the fermentation with very gentle hand massages.
AGEING: 6 months in tank
A fuller and larger vintage. Fresh cut roses, jasmine and orange blossom. The wine on the palate is wide and large with beautiful acidity that gives it verticality and saline notes that transport us to a close and present sea.
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.