Enrique Mendoza

Alicante

'Estrecho' Single Vineyard Monastrell 2016

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Estrecho sits above the valley in the south-west and has a dual north-south aspect. The 'estrecho' is the stretch, straight or saddle between the base of two nearby hills. It's a 10 hectare plot of 65 year-old organically-farmed bush vines at upto 700m altitude. The soil is poor sand, chalk and old river alluvium. Aged for 14 months in new to three-year-old 500l French wood, mainly low toast, avoiding over-extraction or compression in winemaking to seek the 'delicacy and elegance of the variety'.