The Maciel Estate
- All red wines are aged for a minimum of 12 months in French and American oak and 18 months in the bottle before release.
- Maciel's red wines are built for long-term aging and reward time in the cellar.
- Jorge makes all of his wines from purchased fruit in vineyard sites he has used since he started. He only uses select vineyard sites in Valley de Guadalupe, Ojos Negros, and Valle de Vicente.
- The high elevation vineyard site in Ojos Negros (3,500 ft) is farmed organic and is the oldest vineyard of Nebbiolo in the area, with an average vine age of 80+ years.
Total production: 6 wines, 3,200 cases
2020 Venus - Cava Maciel
Tasting Notes and Drinking Window:
A delightfullyrefreshing lightly sparkling Chardonnay made in a natural style with native yeast and no fining. Serve this one chilled with seafood or pasta with lemon caper or white sauce and be transported to the world of joie de vivre that is the life of winemaker Jorge Maciel. There is simply nothing not to like about this lovely bottle of wine.
250 cases made
Drinking window: Now - 3 years
Jorge Maciel - Mexican
Valle de Guadalupe - 20 year old vines in soil of sand and clay mix.
Fermented in stainless steel tanks and bottled before fermentation was complete thus making for a delightful effervescence.