2019 Private Reserve Chardonnay  -  L.A. Cetto

The L.A. Cetto Estate

- Started in 1928 by Don Angelo Cetto who survived WWI and then migrated to Mexico in 1924. Angelo started from scratch, buying grapes to make port and grappa, but he and his family have clawed their way to the top. Cetto is now Mexico' s largest producer of wine. Today, a third-generation family-owned business, its continual high quality is one of the truly remarkable feats in the world of wine. Among the standards they use to achieve this are:

- Only using their own estate-owned vineyards to source their fruit. They don't buy or sell any of their harvest.

- All grapes are still picked and manually selected by hand.

- Employ top of the wine enologists to lead the production. Camillo Magoni "Yoda of Valle de Guadalupe" ran the operation for decades, and Sebastien Suarez is at the helm today. Both are some of the most well-respected winemakers in the Valle.

 

Total production: 2,500 acres under vine, 22 wines, 1.4 million cases

2019 Private Reserve Chardonnay - L.A. Cetto

$15.99Price
  • Tasting Notes and Drinking Window:

    An oaked Chardonnay that shows exceptionallly good balance of fresh fruit and the toasted vanilla notes of the barrel. Decadent aromatics and a plentiful and rich mouthfeel rarely seen in a Chardonnay at this price point. 

    Drinking window: upon release - 6 years

  • Vintage:

    2019

  • Blend:

    100% Chardonnay

  • Producer:

    L.A. Cetto

  • Winemaker:

    Sebastian Suarez - Argentinian by birth, now a Mexican citizen

  • Vineyards:

    Valle de Guadalupe - Decomposed granite soils in a vineyard with an average vine age of 28 years. 

  • Aging:

    Aged in 1st use French Oak barrels for 9 months. 

  • Farming:

    Sustainable

  • Alcohol:

    13%