The Santos Brujos Estate:
- Santos Brujos is one of the few wineries in the region that has taken the steps to become certified organic and biodynamic. Certified by the CCOF, USDA and Demeter, they perhaps more dedicated to this approach than anyone else we have seen thus far. Even the name "Santos Brujos", which translates to "Saintly Witches" makes reference to the practice prescribed by Rudolf Steiner, (the founder of Biodynamic farming) by which the amendments to the soil and plants are prepared and stirred at length by hand.
- All wines come from estate vineyards that are organically and biodynamically farmed.
- All of the wines are made in a 'natural' style with native yeast fermentation, no additives, and have very minimal sulfites added at bottling for stability.
Total production: 5 wines, 2,000 cases
2019 Rosé - Santos Brujos
Tasting Notes and Drinking Window:
From the organic and biodynamic front-runner in northern Baja comes a lovely rosé made of a first press of their estate Tempranillo. Light bodied but complex with a bouquet of raspberries, strawberries, and lemon rind, this wine would pair with just about any charcuterie board you could imagine. Make haste, this is drinking perfectly on release.
Drinking window: Now - 2 years
Luis Pecina Garcia - Spanish born, lives in Mexico
Valle de Guadalupe - Estate vineyards are located in the center of the valley approximately 10 miles from the Pacific at an elevation of 950 ft. Soils are a sandy clay marl.
Left on the skins for 24 hours after pressing and then fermented with native yeasts in stainless tanks for 4 weeks. Aging continues in stainless tanks for another 6 months. Bottled unfiltered.
Sulfites: 13 ppm
Biodymanic, organic, sustainable