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 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
2018 Canto de Luna - La Carrodilla
Tasting Notes and Drinking Window:
A blend of equal parts Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah, blended with and additional 20% of Tempranillo, the naked expression of Syrah in this wine is what defines it's voice. A stunning nose of smoked meats, bacon fat, violets, black pepper and blueberries serve as an entry point into a seamlessly textured palate of black currant, cherry, tobacco leaf and licorice. Ready to drink now and will hold for half a decade.
2,500 cases made
Drinking window: Now - 5 years
40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Syrah, 20% Tempranillo
Gustavo Gonzales - Mexican
Valle de Ojos Negros - 2,500 ft elevation - red clay and calcareous sand mix. average vine age 19 years.
Fermentation occurred in open top stainless steel tanks over a period of 20 days on skins and seeds. Wine was then racked to stainless tanks and aged for 9 months.