Abel Mendoza

Abel Mendoza
Rioja
26338 San Vicente de la Sonsierra. La Rioja.
Foundation year: 1988

The winery was founded in 1988 by Abel Mendoza and his wife Maite Fernández. In less than a decade they went from producing exclusively young wine to researching and innovating in vinification and aging. The first important results came with the white wine 1998 and the Abel Mendoza Selección Personal 1998. They have recovered very limited production monovarietals white wines that ferment in wood.

The 18 hectares of vineyards of the property are planted on the left bank of the Ebro river, in front of Sierra de Cantabria and between the municipalities of San Vicente de la Sonsierra, Ábalos and Labastida. The croplands are rugged and varied in composition, alternating clay soils, marls and fine sandstones. They have planted red varieties, with an average age of 35 years,  like Tempranillo (16 ha), Graciano (0.6 ha) and Grenache (0.2 ha). White varieties, with an average of 26 years old, like Malvasía, Viura, Torrontés and White Grenache occupy an extension of 1,2 ha. The planting density and the pruning system generates yields of 5,500 kg / ha. The geographical position of its vineyards allows to enjoy an ideal climate to obtain excellent grapes: rainfall of 480 mm per year and 2,100 hours of sunshine per year, the average temperature of the vegetative cycle is 16ºC and the day-night interval in the ripening period is 28 to 12ºC.

  • Winery wines
    1. Abel Mendoza 5V 2018

      €29.90

      Manufacturer: Abel Mendoza / Size: 75 cl / Country: Spain / Zone: Rioja / Type: Wine / Colour: White / Variety: Garnacha Blanca, Malvasía, Otras variedades, Viura

      €29.90
      €179.40
    2. Abel Mendoza Torrontés 2018

      €23.90

      Manufacturer: Abel Mendoza / Size: 75 cl / Country: Spain / Zone: Rioja / Type: Wine / Colour: White / Variety: Torrontés

      €23.90
      €143.40
    3. Abel Mendoza Garnacha Blanca 2018

      €23.90

      Manufacturer: Abel Mendoza / Size: 75 cl / Country: Spain / Zone: Rioja / Type: Wine / Colour: White / Variety: Garnacha Blanca

      €23.90
      €143.40
    4. Abel Mendoza Tempranillo Blanco 2018

      €23.90

      Manufacturer: Abel Mendoza / Size: 75 cl / Country: Spain / Zone: Rioja / Type: Wine / Colour: White / Variety: Tempranillo Blanco

      €23.90
      €143.40
    5. Abel Mendoza Malvasía 2018

      €23.90

      Manufacturer: Abel Mendoza / Size: 75 cl / Country: Spain / Zone: Rioja / Type: Wine / Colour: White / Variety: Malvasía

      €23.90
      €143.40
    6. Abel Mendoza Jarrarte Blanco 2018

      €7.10

      Abel Mendoza and his wife Maite Fernández gather the attributes of a great winegrower. Attachment to their land, passion for their vineyards, wisdom accumulated by experience, respect for tradition and an intense love for their work. In 1989 they labeled their first Jarrarte Maceración Carbónica, made from vineyards located in San Vicente de la Sonsierra (Rioja). Today they present their new Jarrarte Blanco 2018, a coupage of Viura and Malvasía with a small amount of White Torrontés and White Grenache. An initial and fresh white wine ideal as an aperitif glass or accompanying a spring and a summer meal.

      Manufacturer: Abel Mendoza / Size: 75 cl / Country: Spain / Zone: Rioja / Type: Wine / Colour: White / Variety: Tempranillo

      €7.10
      €85.20
    7. Abel Mendoza Graciano-Garnacha Grano a Grano 2016

      €43.40

      Manufacturer: Abel Mendoza / Size: 75 cl / Country: Spain / Zone: Rioja / Type: Wine / Colour: Red / Variety: Garnacha, Graciano

      €43.40
      €260.40
    8. Abel Mendoza Jarrarte 2016

      €16.50

      Manufacturer: Abel Mendoza / Size: 75 cl / Country: Spain / Zone: Rioja / Type: Wine / Colour: Red / Variety: Tempranillo

      €16.50
      €99.00
    9. Abel Mendoza Viura 2018

      €23.90

      Manufacturer: Abel Mendoza / Size: 75 cl / Country: Spain / Zone: Rioja / Type: Wine / Colour: White / Variety: Viura

      €23.90
      €143.40
    10. Abel Mendoza Sin Sulfuroso 2017

      €22.60

      Manufacturer: Abel Mendoza / Size: 75 cl / Country: Spain / Zone: Rioja / Type: Wine / Colour: Red / Variety: Tempranillo

      €22.60
      €135.60
    11. Abel Mendoza Selección Personal 2016

      €33.95

      Manufacturer: Abel Mendoza / Size: 75 cl / Country: Spain / Zone: Rioja / Type: Wine / Colour: Red / Variety: Tempranillo

      €33.95
      €203.70
    12. Abel Mendoza Jarrarte Joven 2018

      €7.10

      With this vintage, Abel Mendoza Jarrarte Joven 2018 is 30 years old. Vila Viniteca is selling it for 27 years. Abel Mendoza Jarrarte Joven 2018 has a scent of cherries and currants with a delicate and voluminous texture, a lot of freshness and a sweet red fruits lingering finish. A delight.

      Manufacturer: Abel Mendoza / Size: 75 cl / Country: Spain / Zone: Rioja / Type: Wine / Colour: Red / Variety: Tempranillo

      €7.10
      €85.20
    13. Abel Mendoza Tempranillo Grano a Grano 2016

      €43.40

      The winery of Abel Mendoza and Maite Fernández has just finished its thirtieth harvest. In 1988 they started making wines by the method of carbonic maceration and very soon they selected their best soils to start aging wine. Its Tempranillo Grain to Grain 2016 comes from old vineyards located in San Vicente de la Sonsierra, whose grapes were destemmed by hand, grain by grain. It is intense and perfumed, with notes of ripe red and black fruit with a subtle touch of toasted wood on the nose, well-structured and mouth-filling on the palate. A wonderful bottle to enjoy.

      Manufacturer: Abel Mendoza / Size: 75 cl / Country: Spain / Zone: Rioja / Type: Wine / Colour: Red / Variety: Tempranillo

      €43.40
      €260.40
    14. Abel Mendoza Graciano Grano a Grano 2016

      €43.40

      Manufacturer: Abel Mendoza / Size: 75 cl / Country: Spain / Zone: Rioja / Type: Wine / Colour: Red / Variety: Graciano

      €43.40
      €260.40
    15. Abel Mendoza Tempranillo Grano a Grano 2015 (Magnum)

      €94.55

      Manufacturer: Abel Mendoza / Size: 1,5 l / Country: Spain / Zone: Rioja / Type: Wine / Colour: Red / Variety: Tempranillo

      €94.55
      €567.30
    16. Abel Mendoza Graciano Grano a Grano 2015 (Magnum)

      €94.55

      Manufacturer: Abel Mendoza / Size: 1,5 l / Country: Spain / Zone: Rioja / Type: Wine / Colour: Red / Variety: Graciano

      €94.55
      €567.30
    17. Abel Mendoza Graciano-Garnacha Grano a Grano 2015 (Magnum)

      €94.55

      Manufacturer: Abel Mendoza / Size: 1,5 l / Country: Spain / Zone: Rioja / Type: Wine / Colour: Red / Variety: Graciano

      €94.55
      €567.30
    18. Abel Mendoza Graciano-Garnacha Grano a Grano 2015

      €43.40

      Manufacturer: Abel Mendoza / Size: 75 cl / Country: Spain / Zone: Rioja / Type: Wine / Colour: Red / Variety: Garnacha, Graciano

      €43.40
      €260.40
    19. Abel Mendoza 5V 2017

      €24.35

      Manufacturer: Abel Mendoza / Size: 75 cl / Country: Spain / Zone: Rioja / Type: Wine / Colour: White / Variety: Garnacha Blanca, Malvasía, Otras variedades, Viura

      €24.35
      €146.10
    20. Abel Mendoza Malvasía 2017

      €19.50

      Malvasía 2017 is the new vintage of the first single-varietal wine made by Abel Mendoza in San Vicente de la Sonsierra. Moreover this wine recovers one of the traditional Rioja varieties: Malvasía. Aged for 5 months in French oak barrels. Delicate on the nose. Unctuous and sweet on the palate.

      Manufacturer: Abel Mendoza / Size: 75 cl / Country: Spain / Zone: Rioja / Type: Wine / Colour: White / Variety: Malvasía

      €19.50
      €117.00
    21. Abel Mendoza Sin Sulfuroso 2016

      €21.70

      Manufacturer: Abel Mendoza / Size: 75 cl / Country: Spain / Zone: Rioja / Type: Wine / Colour: Red / Variety: Tempranillo

      €21.70
      €130.20
    22. Abel Mendoza Jarrarte 2015

      €16.50

      Manufacturer: Abel Mendoza / Size: 75 cl / Country: Spain / Zone: Rioja / Type: Wine / Colour: Red / Variety: Tempranillo

      €16.50
      €99.00
    23. Abel Mendoza Selección Personal 2015

      €33.95

      Abel Mendoza Selección Personal 2015: a singular red made with old tempranillo vines from the best soils and vineyards, and with the wisdom accumulated by the experience of Abel Mendoza and his wife Maite Fernández. A jewel only suitable for patients.

      Manufacturer: Abel Mendoza / Size: 75 cl / Country: Spain / Zone: Rioja / Type: Wine / Colour: Red / Variety: Tempranillo

      €33.95
      €203.70
    24. Abel Mendoza Malvasía 2016

      €18.25

      Abel Mendoza Malvasía 2016, one of the few white wines of this Riojan wine grower, who is working with white varieties of the region. Aged on its lees in French oak barrels for a minimum 5 months, it is the perfect companion for cheeses and grilled fish.

      Manufacturer: Abel Mendoza / Size: 75 cl / Country: Spain / Zone: Rioja / Type: Wine / Colour: White / Variety: Malvasía

      €18.25
      €109.50
    25. Abel Mendoza 2007 Colección Vila Viniteca 75 Aniversario

      €130.00

      Manufacturer: Abel Mendoza / Size: 75 cl / Country: Spain / Zone: Rioja / Type: Wine / Colour: Red / Variety: Graciano, Tempranillo

      €130.00