The Carrodilla Estate
- This estate represents the first certified organic and biodynamic vineyards in Mexico.
- All of the monovarietal wines are made from estate fruit.
- Their southwestern facing vineyard site is located 11 miles up the Valle de Guadalupe from the Pacific at an elevation of 1,000 ft.
- They are one of the first wineries in Mexico to make a fully certified organic and biodynamic wine.
- Their organic certifications come from the USDA and CCOF.
- Their biodynamic certification comes from IMO, with a second certification from Demeter planned to take effect in 2020.
- To visit Carrodilla is to visit a true working farm, only part of the project is growing grapes and making wine.
Total production: 34.5 acres under vine, 7 wines, 3,500 cases
2019 Arbol - La Carrodilla
Tasting Notes and Drinking Window:
A wine that sets the benchmark for varietal expression of Syrah in Valle de Guadalupe. This reads like a top-flight Cote Rotie for a great vintage. Unfortunately, only 5 cases were allocated to the US so we won’t wax on about it because few will have a chance to taste what it has to offer. If you do manage to get your hands on some buy at least a couple of bottles because you are going to want to drink one now and save at least another to see how it ages. This is a winner from every angle.
Only 125 cases made
Drinking window: Now - 8 years
Gustavo Gonzales - Mexican
Valle de Guadaplue - Estate vineyards. 950 ft elevation. Decomposed granite with clay. Amendments per biodynamic specifications.
Fermented with native yeast in open stainless steel tanks with skins and seeds for 3 weeks then racked into another stainless tank and aged for 9 months.
Sulfites: no added sulfites
Biodynamic, organic, sustainable