The L.A. Cetto Estate
- Started in 1928 by Don Angelo Cetto who survived WWI and then migrated to Mexico in 1924. Angelo started from scratch, buying grapes to make port and grappa, but he and his family have clawed their way to the top. Cetto is now Mexico' s largest producer of wine. Today, a third generation family-owned business, its continual high quality is one of the truly remarkable feats in the world of wine. Among the standards they use to achieve this are:
- Only using their own estate-owned vineyards to source their fruit. They don't buy or sell any of their harvest.
- All grapes are still picked and manually selected by hand.
- Employ top of the wine enologists to lead the production. Camillo Magoni "Yoda of Valle de Guadalupe" ran the operation for decades, and Sebastien Suarez is at the helm today. Both are some of the most well-respected winemakers in the Valle.
Total production: 2,500 acres under vine, 22 wines, 1.4 million cases
2018 Classic Line Sauvignon Blanc - L.A. Cetto
Tasting Notes and Drinking Window:
A light-bodied white wine composed of classic notes of fresh cut lawn, lemon rind, and green herbs. In the mouth, one finds principally balance - acidity pushes against minerality, which pushes against tropical notes and jasmine blossoms. All you need is a towel, a beach, an ice bucket, and this wine and presto, you're on vacation.
Drinking window: Now - 3 years
100% Sauvignon Blanc
Sebastian Suarez - Argentinian by birth, now a Mexican citizen
Decomposed granite soil. Average vine age 25 years.
Stainless steel tanks for 6 months