Tasting Notes

Bocopa Bodegas Alcanta Vino Mediterraneo 2020 ~ Red Blend ~ Alicante DOP, Spain

The Vigneview Verdict

Another great wine from Alicante producers, Bocopa Bodegas. This Alcanta Vino Mediterraneo 2020 is a blend of Monastrell (Mourvedre), Cabernet Sauvignon and Tempranillo. At only €1.99 a bottle, this wine is such fantastic value!

Alcanta Red Close-up

The combination of Monastrell, Cabernet Sauvignon and Tempranillo might sound like a powerful, full-bodied combination in the making. However, this simply isn’t the so in the Alicante DOP! All of these varieties are able to fully ripen in this region, yet due to the Mediterranean’s cooling influences, these grapes present themselves as fresher and fruitier. Monastrell adds some sweet spiciness, black fruit notes and a depth of character to the blend, along with freshness and some acidity. Cabernet Sauvignon adds a bit more body, black cherry and black olive flavours as well as a sufficient amount of tannin on the mid-palate. While Tempranillo adds juicy ripe strawberry and red berry flavours as well as hints of tobacco leaves. This wine is unoaked and as a result, the fresh, fruity flavours can really shine through.

If these grapes were grown in a cooler climate, you would have darker, dried fruit notes with more meaty, savoury qualities shining through. Thank goodness for the range in temperatures of this region. It really enables the grapes to develop such desirable complexities that create beautiful wines!

Food Pairing

I paired this Alcanta Vino Mediterraneo 2020 wine with my homemade Paella Valenciana. The fact that this wine isn’t oaked enables its fresh and fruity character to shine through while countering the richness of the paella, withouth overpowering it.

Alcanta Vino Mediterraneo and Paella

Cheers! x

Producer: Bocopa Bodegas

Country: Spain

Region: Alicante DOP

Vintage: 2020

Grapes: Monastrell, Cabernet Sauvignon and Tempranillo

Closure: cork

Style: still

Price: €1.99 (Consum)

Colour: Medium Ruby verging on Garnet

Sweetness: Dry

Acidity: Medium+

Tannins: Medium

Alcohol: 12.5%

Body: Medium


Red fruits: Strawberries

Black fruits: Black plum, black cherry

Other: Black olive, balsamic and subtle tobacco notes

Drinking Window: Drink now until 2023