The Mina Penélope Estate
- All wines are made from organically grown estate vineyards tucked into a tight fold on the valley wall of Valle de Guadalupe.
- Production is minuscule; everything is done by hand by a husband and wife team who are the definition of the passion one finds in the small growers of the region.
- Vineyard site is 15 years old and Nathaniel Malagon who tends the vineyards comes from one of the oldest grape growing families in Valle de Guadalupe.
- Winemaker Veronica Santiago is one of the most well respected winemakers in the valley and her pallet has shown itself in blind tastings to be one of the best. The wines she and Nathaniel are making are at once elegant, informed, and remarkably rustic old world in style. These wines follow closely the natural wine making style championed in the Loire and Saone valleys and emulate closely the body compositions and flavor profiles of the wines made in this area with minimal intervention.
Total production: 8 wines, 800 cases
2018 Nebbiolo - Mina Penélope
Tasting Notes and Drinking Window:
New vintage! Tasting notes and drink dates coming soon!
100% Nebbiolo (piedmont clone CNR-CVT 230)
Veronica Santiago - Mexican
Grapes for this wine come from a portion of the Estate vineyards planted in 2011. The site is located in Valle de Guadalupe in the ejido of San Antonio de Las Minas. The property is a flowing undulation of valleys and hillsides with the vines being planted between 900 and 975 ft in elevation, 2 miles from the Pacific. Soil is decomposed granite and clay.
This is a new vintage! Notes coming soon!
Sulfites: 40 ppm