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Abel Mendoza

Abel Mendoza Rioja Blanco '5V'


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"The white with more complexity and nuance is the 2021 5V. It's a blend of five varieties, hence the name, but in 2021 the blend is slightly different, with more Garnacha Blanca and Viura; the breakdown is 30% Viura, 30% Garnacha Blanca, 20% Tempranillo Blanco, 10% Malvasía and 10% Torrontés. It has very good ripeness and aromatic complexity but with subtleness and elegance. It has more complexity and somehow feels more open and expressive than any of the other whites. This matured in barrel with the lees and bâtonnage for five months." 95+pts Luis Gutiérrez The Wine Advocate
I tried this in Valencia recently (Aug 22) and it was absolutely delicious, fabulous bright, crisp citrus and stone fruits, a touch of spice and beautifully integrated oak, long and fresh and already lovely.

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