Abel Mendoza Rioja Blanco Viura
Abel Mendoza Rioja Blanco Viura
Case Size 6x 75cl In Bond  / case 
Availability In Stock 8 Cases Duty Paid 95 / case 
Year 2015
Colour White Wine
Producer Abel Mendoza
Region Rioja Alta
Country Spain
Rating 92/100 Robert Parker

Tasting Notes:

The 2011 Viura has a seductive, enticing bouquet that quite honestly is in a different league to 99.9% of others that I encountered. It is beautifully defined with vanilla and patisserie scents emanating from the oak, while the palate is harmonious, fresh and vibrant. It fans out beautifully with gorgeous almond, honeycomb and citrus notes that are supremely well-defined. If only all Viuras could be as compelling! Drink now-2016+
Wine Advocate #202. Aug 2012. Neal Martin (2011 vintage)

2012 Abel Mendoza Rioja Blanco Viura White Wine
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Abel Mendoza Rioja Alta Stocklist
  Year Name Case Score IB £ DP £ Status Qty
2015 Abel Mendoza Rioja Blanco Viura 6x 75cl 92 95 In Stock 6
2015 Abel Mendoza Rioja Blanco Viura 6x 75cl 95 In Stock 8

Abel Mendoza, Rioja Alta

"Any self-respecting wine writer should have their senses open 24/7. A great wine or great producer can appear at any moment. It was on my first night in Rioja that I randomly selected a bottle of “5V” from a restaurant list in Logrono and found it utterly delicious. Upon realizing that Abel Mendoza’s wines had not been included in my tastings, I asked if his wines could be winged over. It was a few days before I got round to it, and in the meantime, “Abel Mendoza” seemed to be the winemaker on everyone’s lips when I posed the question: “Who is pushing the Riojan envelope?” This husband and wife team, Maite the oenologist and Abel the vine grower, create white wines that set the pulse racing. They are individualistic wines that pay scant regard to the Reserva system, showcasing classic white varieties such as Malvasia, Viura and Garnacha Blanca, plus those on the cusp of extinction such as Tempranillo Blanco and Turruntes that all undergo virtually identical vinification that employs a prudent five months of new oak. These are dazzling expressions of grape variety and terroir, profound wines that seem a million miles away from the anodyne Viuras that flourish. For me, their whites are so good that they unfairly over-shadowed their reds, which are still well-crafted but not quite as riveting. Maite and Abel’s wines are very special, suffused with personality and intellect, and were some of the most exciting that I met in Rioja."
Neal Martin, The Wine Advocate #202, August 2012.

Abel Mendoza, Rioja Alta

Abel Mendoza Rioja Alta

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