The Barrigon Estate –
- One of the few estates in the state of Queretaro that are making natural wine from organically farmed vineyards.
- While the winery was not officially formed until 2020, the estate was planted in 2000 by the Niembro family. Today the winery is completely organically farmed and all of the wines they make are 100% natural.
- They get all of the fruit for their wines form their estate and the estate of a friend in Dolores Hildago, Guanajuato. This estate is also farmed organically, has a similar soil profile and almost the same elevation.
- They make wine naturally because, (in their own words), “The wine industry has forgotten how to respect and take care of our fields. Quantity has become more important than quality, little by little we started to pay less attention to the poison that industrial wine has nowadays. We want to change that. We want an unbound wine that honors its origin, the earth and the hands that make it. Our commitment will always be in balance with the earth and with creating an experience with each sip of wine. Respect must always come first: with the soil, the vines, and with the winemaking process. A good wine is made from the vineyard, the work we put into making wine should be equally as good. And finally, drinking wine shouldn’t have to be a huge deal. It should be something that makes you happy, something that is a part of a great moment, may it be a night at home with a glass of wine, a gathering with friends or a big celebration.”
Total production: 487 cases, 7 wines
2021 Oranch Moscatel & Charelo - Barrigon
Tasting Notes and Drinking Window:
Handsome fella’! Lightly orange with a body like no other. Extroverted nose with lots of fruit, ripe mango, grape and grapefruit peel. In mouth the fruit is king! Mango playing along with passion fruit. Mild acidity and a present tanin, great for a barbecue with veggies or even some pork ribs with passion fruit sauce. Enjoy cold!
80 cases made!
Drinking window: upon release – 3 years
70% Moscatel, 30% Xarel-lo,
There is no one distinct winemaker here. The entire Barrigon team makes the wine as a team.
El Marqués, Querétaro - Organically farmed estate vines planted in soils composed of clay and some organic matter at an elevation of 6,300 ft.
Fermentation was carried out in stainless steel tanks with ambient yeast for 15 days with the skins and was left to age on the lees and skins for an additional 2 weeks post fermentation. The wine was then racked and left to settle for an additional 3 months before being bottled unfined and unfiltered. No sulfites were added at any point in the process.
Sulfites: No sulfites added