BODEGAS ENRIQUE MENDOZA 'La Tremenda' Monastrell
Bodegas Enrique Mendoza is located near the town of Alfàs Del Pi, about 45 miles from the city of Alicante, and is
surrounded by breathtakingly landscaped gardens. Most of the vineyards are located near Villena at an average of 1200
feet elevation, with some parcels as high as 2100 feet. Traditional plantings include Monastrell and Moscatel,
although recently Pepe has experimented with international varieties such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Syrah.
The resulting wines are typically fermented in stainless steel and aged in French oak, with long maceration (up to 28
Natural farming is prioritized at Enrique Mendoza. Indigenous yeasts are used, and insecticides, herbicides and
fertilizers are avoided in favor of biodynamic practices. Pepe also emphasizes placing his vines under the optimal level of
hydric stress to produce small, concentrated grapes; he uses computerized sensors to monitors moisture levels in the
vineyard, adjusting irrigation accordingly.