Pepe Mendoza, Pureza Moscatel, Alicante, Spain 2021

92
Tasted by: Ines Salpico
(at London, 28 Sep 2022)
Drinking Window: 2022 - 2024
Lovely saline tension and verve in this characterful expression of dry Moscatel, fermented and aged in amphorae. Lifted nose of preserved lemon and wet stone, with a touch of white flowers. The palate is linear yet soft, with orchard fruit and fresh nut flavours driven by good acidity. Lingering spicy touch.
94
Tasted by: David Williams
(at London, 15 Dec 2022)
Drinking Window: 2023 - 2030
The brilliant Pepe Mendoza in Alicante has come up with a truly original, nervy, aromatically complex dry white from Muscat, which is fermented and aged in clay amphorae. Expect a touch of red wine-like chew, yellow plum and orange citrus, but there are minerals and tons of interest; just the perfect mix of refreshment and intensity to pair off with the rice. Organic.
Pepe Mendoza, Pureza Moscatel, Alicante, Spain 2021
Producer
Pepe Mendoza
Brand
Pureza Moscatel
Vintage
2021
Wine Type
Still
Colour
White
Country
Spain
Region
Alicante
Sweetness
Dry
Closure
Cork
Alcohol
12.50%
Body
Medium
Grapes
100% Moscatel