2020 Canto de Luna  -  La Carrodilla

The Carrodilla Estate

- This estate represents the first certified organic and biodynamic vineyards in Mexico.

 - All of the monovarietal wines are made from estate fruit.

- Their southwestern facing vineyard site is located 11 miles up the Valle de Guadalupe from the Pacific at an elevation of 1,000 ft.

- They are one of the first wineries in Mexico to make a fully certified organic and biodynamic wine.

- Their organic certifications come from the USDA and CCOF.

- Their biodynamic certification comes from IMO, with a second certification from Demeter planned to take effect in 2020.

- To visit Carrodilla is to visit a true working farm, only part of the project is growing grapes and making wine. 

Total production: 34.5 acres under vine, 7 wines, 3,500 cases

2020 Canto de Luna - La Carrodilla

$23.99Price
  • Tasting Notes and Drinking Window:

    Dominated by Cabernet Sauvignon with the remainer equal parts Syrah and Tempranillo, the 2020 Canto de Luna is a deeply luscious and pleasurable wine that is capable of holding for several years but is truly delicious right now. The balance in the percentage of grapes is less obvious on the palate where the bright berry and pepper notes of the Syrah play a leading role in the wine’s elegantly layered flavors and silky mouthfeel. A perfect wine for those occasions where the wine selection plays the role of simply making the hour more vivacious and jubilant.

    1650 cases made

    Drinking window: Upon release - 5 years

  • Vintage:

    2020

  • Blend:

    50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Syrah, 25% Tempranillo

  • Producer:

    La Carrodilla 

  • Winemaker:

    Gustavo Gonzales - Mexican 

  • Vineyards:

    Valle de Ojos Negros - 2,500 ft elevation - red clay and calcareous sand mix. Planted in 2001. 

    Valle de Guadalupe - Paraiso Ranch, 1,000 ft planted in 2005. Soils mainly sandy with a mix of clay and decomposed granite. 

  • Winemaking:

    Fermentation occurred in open top stainless steel tanks over a period of 14 days on skins and seeds. Wine was then racked off the sediment nad then returned to the same tank and aged for 9 months. 

    Sulfites: 50 ppm

  • Farming:

    Organic, sustainable 

  • Alcohol:

    14.0%