The Vinos Melchum Estate
- Established in 2008, Gaby Melchum and Daniel Sanchez have created a multi-dimensional project with not only estate-grown wines, but also one of the best restaurants and hotels in the region.
- Their estate vineyards are located adjacent to their winery on a northwest facing slope near the valley's end at 1,100ft elevation. Their 4 monovarietals, are small batch wines that originate from their organically farmed vineyards.
- The Syrah and Grenache that make up their delicious ros̩é are sourced from the prestigious vineyards of Joe Malagon in the ejido of Francisco Zarco in Valle de Guadalupe. Lower lying (900 ft) with a soil profile containing a higher percentage of sand than clay, Malagon's vineyards are known to produce grapes with a good backbone of acidity, lighter skins, and brighter fruit flavors.
Total production: 7 wines, 2,000 cases
2018 Merlot - Vinos Melchum
Tasting Notes and Drinking Window:
A merlot that surprises in the mouth for what it does on the nose, this wine starts off with notes of eucalyptus, mint and raspberry in the glass and leads to a palate of dried herbs, cigar box, chocolate mixed red berries and leather. There’s a slight saline note to this wine that makes it a great candidate for pairing, with everything from a fatty steak to a simple dark chocolate.
200 cases made
Drinking window: Upon release - 6 years
Daniel Lonnberg - Chilean by birth lives in Mexico
Estate vineyards planted in 2005 on a site 10 miles from the Pacific on a northwest facting slope at an elevation of 950 ft. Soils are mostly clay mixed with a little bit of sand.
Fermented with the skins for 12 days in stainless steel tanks before being racked into french oak barrels and aged for 12 months.
Sulfites: 40 ppm