Jarrate 2019, Abel Mendoza, Spain
Regular price £15.50
Abel and his wife Maite have been making understated wines in Rioja Alavesa since 1988. They have a cult following. To spend time with Abel in his plots around in the hills around San Vicente (as Paola did last year) is fascinating. He doesn't want to stamp the wines with any particular style - just his utter respect for the quality of the grapes, and for the magical places that they were grown. This 100% Tempranillo is more or less a Joven - unoaked, fruity (with a bit of carbonic maceration) and thirst-quenching.