2019 Arbol  -  La Carrodilla

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

  • Vintage:


  • Blend:

    100% Syrah

  • Producer:

    La Carrodilla 

  • Winemaker:

    Gustavo Gonzales - Mexican 

  • Vineyards:

    Valle de Guadaplue - Estate vineyards. 950 ft elevation. Decomposed granite with clay. Amendments per biodynamic specifications. 

  • Winemaking:

    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

  • Farming:

    Biodynamic, organic, sustainable

  • Alcohol: