The Vinos Melchum 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 ros̩é 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
2018 Gaby - Hacienda Guadalupe
Tasting Notes and Drinking Window:
A light bodied rosé that shows just how much lift and refreshing acidity a darker rose can have. Straight out of the gate the nose is enchanting with strawberry, raspberry and cranberry coming from the Syrah. In the mouth, the seductive side of Grenache takes center stage with the essence of stewed berries, blood orange, dried herbs, and fruit leather. A wine that feels like sunlight itself was trapped in the bottle.
500 cases made
Drinking window: Now - 3 years
50% Syrah, 50% Grenache
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.