The Vinisterra Estate:
- The wines of Vinisterra are imbued with the spirit of intention from man, but the front-and-center show is the land and the vines and, of course, their fruit. Top to bottom, the wines in their line up are fastidiously made and completely oriented towards pure representation of place.
- All grapes are estate grown in two vineyard sites: one adjacent to their winery in the ejido of San Antonio de las Minas in Valle de Guadalupe and the other in the Valle de San Vicente further south. Both vineyards are organically farmed.
- Christoph, a winemaker who is constantly trying to peel back the layers of himself from the wines in an effort to let the character of the soil, sun, and plants speak more clearly, made the bold decision to not have any of the large granite boulders, (common in the area) removed from the vineyard when he first planted it. Some of the boulders on site are twice the size of cars, and, in addition to making the vineyard impossible to manage with any mechanized devices, creates a complexity of micro climates that results in the need to make many passes during harvest.
Total production: 22.5 acres under vine, 8 wines, 4,000 cases
2019 Domino Rosado - Vinisterra
Tasting Notes and Drinking Window
A rose with an explosive nose of green strawberries and tropical fruits, an elegant, almost silky mouth feel, and a bright yet mellifluous finish. While bone dry, the lusciousness of the fruit in this wine gives the perception of a tiny bit of sweetness and is a perfect pair for those who prefer a wine with balanced let lower acidity.
Drinking window: Now - 2 years
52% Cinsault, 48% Grenache
Christoph Gartner - Swiss born, now a Mexican citizen.
Valle de Santo Tomas - Estate vineyards at an elevation of 900 ft, in sandy soil high in minerals. Vines are 12 years of age.
Fermented and aged in stainless steel tanks
Sulfites: 50 ppm