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 scratc, 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
2015 Private Reserve Nebbiolo - L.A. Cetto
Tasting Notes and Drinking Window:
A medium to full bodied red that delivers that classic sense of Nebbiolo at a stunning price. Cherry, rose petals, dried herbs, clay pot, vanilla and tobacco all mingle in this wine as if prepared by a master chef who has a perfect sense of balance.
Drinking window: Now - 5 years
Sebastian Suarez - Argentinian by birth, now a Mexican citizen
Mainly sandy sites. Some high in granite and clay as well.
16 months in French oak and then bottle aged for 12 months before release