2019 Chenin Blanc  -  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 Chenin Blanc - La Carrodilla

$33.99Price
  • Tasting Notes and Drinking Window:

    Lover of white wine but looking for a new twist? If you haven't discovered Chenin Blanc, this biodynamic organic Chenin is an excellent place to start. With only 350 cases made and only 2 cases allocated to the US market, it's not easy to get your hands on, but if you manage to do so you'll be rewarded with a nose of chamomile and lemon zest that prepare your palate for a wash of lemon curd, citrus blossom, a hint of honey and a touch of cream. Ready to drink right away and will hold for several years.

    350 cases made

    Drinking window: Now - 4 years

  • Vintage:

    2019

  • Blend:

    100% Chenin Blanc 

  • 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:

    Whole cluster press then fermented in stainless steel tanks for 4 weeks. After this the wine aged in stainless tanks for another 3 months. 

    Sulfites: 70 ppm

  • Farming:

    Biodynamic, organic, sustainable

  • Alcohol:

    14.0%