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 Tempranillo - Vinos Melchum
Tasting Notes and Drinking Window:
A lovely, well-balanced Tempranillo that presents with a medium to full body showcasing the richer side of this varietal’s expression in Valle de Guadalupe. Like all of the 2018’s for this estate you find in this wine greater concentration than in previous vintages, owing in part to the complexities of the vintage and the arc of the learning curve of the estate. This is also the year they built out a new winemaking facility and really got a handle on their barrel program, and the difference shows itself in the glass.
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