The Symmetria Estate:
- Symmetria is the type of gem one always hopes to stumble upon. A husband and wife team with incredible talent, access to incredible vineyards, insatiable curiosity, high expectations, and wild dreams. Founded in 2015 by Mauricio and his wife Deniesse, the strength of these wines comes both from Mauricio's extensive background in oenology, as well as access to, and first pick of, some of the oldest remaining and most esteemed vineyard sites in Valle de Guadalupe. The principle source for their wines are vineyards originally planted by Russian immigrants in the early 1900's. Mauricio is the vineyard manager for these hallowed parcels and has, as part of his compensation, the right to have the first pick from the vineyards each vintage.
- 60% of the wines are made from their estate grapes.
- Their 'Syrah', a blend of 95% Syrah and 5% Malbec, is made in a 'natural' style. Fermented with native yeasts and minimal sulfites added.
- Their approach to wine making is to maintain a healthy environment for their vineyards, their family and their customers. To this end, they farm organic, make no corrections to pressed juice, and add compost to their soils annually from local sources constantly enriching the soils from which their grapes are derived.
- Symmetria works with 10 varieties of grapes derived from the following valleys:
Valle de Ojos Negros:
- Elevation: 2,200 ft
- Soil type: decomposed granite
- Vine age: 15 - 20 years
- Grape varieties: Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon
Valle de Guadalupe:
- Elevation: 1,100 ft
- Soil type: red clay/sandy loam
- Vine age: 50 - 80 years
- Grape varieties: Malbec, Chenin Blanc, French Colombard, Zinfandel, Grenache, Mission, Cabernet Franc, and Palomino
Total production: 6 wines, 400 cases
2019 Rosé - Symmetria
Tasting Notes and Drinking Window:
A wine that will bend your perception of wine, Symmetria's 2019 Rosé comes from old vines that are estate owned and dry farmed. The wine is bottled unfiltered and unfined (so a small amount of haziness can appear and is natural) thus letting you taste the full spectrum of what the grapes and the native yeasts had to offer. Strong notes of melon, watermelon jolly rancher, and soft cheeses on the nose, lead to a pallet that is a rollercoaster ride taking you from the papaya, guava and citrus notes of the tropics to the sage brush covered flatlands of the desert before making a final stop at the best fromagerie in Paris. A natural wine for the curious that won't disappoint, drink this within a year or so of release.
While most of Mauricio's production of this wine was filtered, their US importer, Beso Imports, had 11 cases pulled out of the process before filtration, and that's what's on offer here.
Drinking window: Now - 2 years
80% Grenache, 15% Listan Negro, 5% Palomino
Mauricio J. Soler - Mexican
Valle de Guadalupe - Vines are some of the oldest still in existance in the region. Vineyard is located on the northwest wall of the valley at an eleevation 1,000 ft and has soils of red clay/sandy loam. Average vine age is 50 - 80 years.
Grapes are vinified seperately but all went through the same process, which started with a 6 hour cold soak withthe skins to tak on some color. Fermentation lasted 17 days after which the wine was racked off the lees and into fresh stainless tanks for settling/aging. The wine in this batch was bottled unfiltered.
Sustainable, dry farmed