What do you get when you combine a 500 year old castle with more than 100 years of family history? A really cool estate in the heart of Rioja. Add in natural winemaking and super clean, consistent results? That’s Castillo de Mendoza for you.
This is a really well-made traditional style Crianza (young) Rioja, with just enough oak aging to soften things up a bit.
Grape: Tempranillo 100%
Region: Rioja, Spain
Farming: Organic, hand harvested
Winery: Spontaneous fermentation with wild yeast, minimal SO2/filtration, zero additives, aged 1 year in French & American oak, 1 year in bottle