2021 Polen  -  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

2021 Polen - La Carrodilla

$27.99Price
  • Tasting Notes and Drinking Window:

    Anyone who has followed this wine through the vintages will appreciate just how much lighter bodied and light colored it is this vintage yet without sacrificing aromatics or expression on the palate. In fact, I dare say this is a perfect example of the less-is-more affect, as there certainly seems to be a shape and force behind this wine that pervious vintages would be jealous of. Perfect alone or with salads, seafood, spicy food, good weather, you name it.

    250 cases made

    Drinking window: Upon release - 3 years

     

  • Vintage:

    2021

  • Blend:

    100% Grenache

  • Producer:

    La Carrodilla 

  • Winemaker:

    Gustavo Gonzales - Mexican 

  • Vineyards:

    Valle de Guadalupe – Estate vineyards planted in 2013 in sandy soils 8 miles from the Pacific on the southwest facing slope of Valle de Guadalupe. Harvested on Aug 25th

  • Winemaking:

    Hand picked, crushed, destemmed and macerated for just 8 hours on the skins before being pressed and passed on to a stainless steel tank for open top fermentation. Fermentation took 14 days and the wine was left to cold stabilize for 3 months before bottling.

    Sulfites: 50 ppm

  • Farming:

    Organic, sustainable 

  • Alcohol:

    14.1%