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2021 Gran Reserva Chardonnay - Santos Brujos

The Santos Brujos Estate:

- Santos Brujos is one of the few wineries in the region that has taken the steps to become certified organic and biodynamic. Certified by the CCOF, USDA and Demeter, they perhaps more dedicated to this approach than anyone else we have seen thus far. Even the name "Santos Brujos", which translates to "Saintly Witches" makes reference to the practice prescribed by Rudolf Steiner, (the founder of Biodynamic farming) by which the amendments to the soil and plants are prepared and stirred at length by hand. 

- All wines come from estate vineyards that are organically and biodynamically farmed. 

- All of the wines are made in a 'natural' style with native yeast fermentation, no additives, and have very minimal sulfites added at bottling for stability. 

Total production: 5 wines, 2,000 cases

 

2021 Gran Reserva Chardonnay - Santos Brujos

$49.99Price
  • Tasting Notes and Drinking Window:

    As if their normal chardonnay wasn’t enough, Santos Brujos made a micro production of a Reserva Chard in the 2021 vintage. Following the premium practice of Ananda, the best berries were selected out from the harvest and fermented in the same uber premium French Oak barrels that they use for the Ananda wine. Truly a remarkable Chardonnay, there is ample character, acidity and depth of fruit to shine through and pair well with the oak treatment, which in the end dovetails perfectly with the overall aromas and flavors of the wine. A Burgundian lookalike but with the richness of Valle de Guadalupe terroir in play, this is one of the top two Chardonnays from Mexico. Unfortunately, with only 48 cases made it is extremely limited.

    48 cases made

    Drinking window: Upon release - 16 years

     

  • Vintage:

    2021

  • Blend:

    100% Chardonnay 

  • Producer:

    Santos Brujos 

  • Winemaker:

    Luis Pecina Garcia - Spanish born, lives in Mexico 

  • Vineyards:

    Valle de Guadalupe - Estate vineyards, located in the center of the valley approximately 10 miles from the Pacific at an elevation of 950 ft. Soils are a sandy clay marl. 

  • Winemaking:

    Following the premium practice of Ananda, the best berries were selected out from the harvest and fermented in the same uber premium French Oak barrels that they use for the Ananda wine. After a long cold fermentation, the wine was racked off the lees and back into the same barrels and left to age for 18 months. Bottled unfined and unfiltered with only 30 ppm sulfites added at the finish.

    Sulfites: 30 ppm 

     

  • Farming:

    Biodymanic, organic, sustainable

  • Alcohol:

    13.5%