* Among the most recent wine Rioja, one of the most recognized is Abel Mendoza Monge. This small winery was founded in 1988 in San Vicente de la Sonsierra , a town of great winemaking tradition.
Although in the beginning was dedicated to the production of young red wines, currently focuses its production on aged wines. This change of direction came in 1998 with the red Abel Mendoza Personal Selection 1998, aged for eleven months in oak barrels seleccionadasde cuidadosamene French (Nevers and Allier). Its production was only 4,500 bottles.
The vineyards, totaling 16 hectares, are located on the edge of the Ebro, and varied terrain combining clay soils, marls and fine sandstones. They are 30 years old vines of the varieties Tempranillo and Malvasia . The crop is organic farming methods.
The wines are marketed under two brands: Jarrarte and Abel Mendoza. All of them, reduced production and high quality, like most new wineries in the Rioja wedge.
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