The Hacienda Guadalupe 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 rosé 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
2020 Gaby - Hacienda Guadalupe
Tasting Notes and Drinking Window:
While most of the rosés from Mexico have rapidly been adopting a lighter colored more provencal style, Hacienda Guadalupe is a holdout and we’re glad they are. This rosé has always been a standout for its ability to be almost as dark as a claret but still light on its feet as one looks for in this style of wine. Light bodied and even more fresh with better acidity than previous vintages, this is a lovely wine.
500 cases made
Drinking window: Now - 3 years
50% Grenache, 50% Syrah
Daniel Lonnberg - Chilean by birth lives in Mexico
Mostly clay mixed with a little bit of sand.
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.
Sulfites: 40 ppm