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
2019 Gigi -Vinos Melchum
Tasting Notes and Drinking Window:
Truly an elegant wine, this white blend dominated by Sauvignon Blanc has an aromatic profile of tropical fruits, floral notes and a touch of fresh herbs. In the mouth, a bright and fresh acidity filled out with notes of citrus fruits, lemon peel and fresh cucumber, provides a clean envelope that would pair well with herbal sauces and any dishes with considerably spicy profiles.
500 cases made
Drinking window: Upon release - 3 years
80% Sauvignon Blanc, 20% Greanche Blanc
Daniel Lonnberg - Chilean by birth lives in Mexico
Fermented for 15 days in stainless steel tanks with seeds and skins and then racked off the lees and aged for an additional 3 months in stainless steel.