Saturday, December 31, 2011

Enjoy the Mexican wineries and the wines made in Mexico.

What about ...
... a visit the wine regions in the tourism section in the Mexican wineries from
    Baja California ?     More here ...>>>

...  a list of Mexican grapes, used by the vintners and winegrowers all over   
     Mexico ?    More here...>>>

... a tour in order to discover the wineries of Mexico, from Baja California to 
    the wine region of Queretaro ?    Click here...>>>

... a fine restaurant where you can taste a good Mexican wine with your meal ? 

Friday, December 16, 2011

Mexican white wines, tasting notes

Freixenet Dolores Sauvignon Blanc 2009. A 100% Sauvignon Blanc that has spent 2-4 months in oak, has a pretty nose of newly mown hay, with dry, crisp flavors of sweet herbs, and tropical fruit, ending with a nice finish. Terrific food-friendly lip-smacker!

Freixenet Vivante NV Vino Blanco. A great warm weather sipper, a blend of Chenin Blanc, with two Spanish varietals, Macabeu, and Sant Emilion. Light (only 10.5% alcohol), crisp, dry-as-a-bone, sporting foxy flavors of honeysuckle, herbs and cashews that’s reminiscent of a good Pinot Grigio. Break out the cold cuts and ‘tater salad and head for the patio! A screaming deal!

Monteviña Blanco: Finally! A tasty, white quaffer at a great price! A blend of Chardonnay and Semillon, it serves up a light straw color and balances the crispiness of the Chard with the "fleshier" Semillon to create a fruit-forward, slightly sweet finish that will appeal to those who favor light food fare. From Casa Madero

San Lorenzo Blanco: A tasty blend of 50% Chenin Blanc, 25% Chardonnay, and 25% Columbard, it sports a pretty light straw color, with crisp, citrusy, tropical fruit flavors, along with sweet herbs and floral notes. It is excellent as an aperitif or to accompany cheeses, fish, or seafood, and a screaming value! From Casa Madero. 


Collection of Tasting Notes, Mexican Whites

Casa Madero 2V: A pretty 50%-50% blend of Chardonnay and Chenin Blanc, it sports a light golden color, which leads into aromas of honey and honeysuckle with hints of pineapple. Mouth-filling flavors of tropical fruit and pears tickle the palate, followed by a nice, looong finish....a great food wine!
Casa Madero Chardonnay: 100% Chardonnay. An attractive golden color, this wine brings aromas of warm toast, honey, and pineapple floating up from the glass, followed by delicious citrusy flavors of cinnamon, peach, and guayaba, with mineral and buttery notes. It is fresh tasting and expressive, with balanced acidity that confirms its fruit character. It has the hallmark of a superior vino, a long lingering finish. One third of the wine is fermented in American oak barrels for three months, the remainder in stainless steel. 

Casa Madero Chenin Blanc: 100% Chenin Blanc. This pretty little everyday quaffer starts with a delicate floral nose of honeysuckle, pears, and sweet nuts, then leads into a mouthful of delicious fruity flavors of pineapple and tangy orange zest, followed by a nice smooth finish. Clean as a whistle, this pretty little everyday sipper sees no oak; its early life is spent in 100% stainless steel. In 2007, this beauty won a Gold Medal at the Monde Selection in Brussels, took the Silver at the San Francisco Wine Competition and at The Thessaloniki Wine Competition in Thessaloniki, Greece. This is a wine for people who don’t ordinarily drink wine and is a great value! 


Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Watch an interesting video about the Mexican winery Monte Xanci

“To be the producer of the best world class wine from Mexico, advancing the culture of wine while becoming the permanent standard in our industry”.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

VIÑAS PIJOAN a tribute to women and family

Viñas Pijoan started as a hobby, a desire to make wine and share it with family and friends, but Pau Pijoan, a Catalan  settled in México,  made a hit with his hobby and had no choice than to keep it going and growing!!!
I visited this winery a little while ago and i was very well impressed, not only for the quality of the wines, but also for the personality of Pau, the owner and winemaker. But most of all, i was impressed to see the love of this man for his family and his wines; such love that as a tribute to the women of his family, each wine have their names.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Valle de Guadalupe – The Ensenada wine country

Located in the north part of the state of Baja California, the route of wine (sp. Ruta del vino) it enjoys the mediterranean weather, perfect for growing grapevines. There are just a few places in Mexico that combine these unique features: the altitude, seasons, weather, and temperature – without forgetting the love of the art of making wine.
The first colonies on this region where the Kiliwa and Kumiai cultures, followed by missionaries and Mexicans who opened the route to the arrival of immigrants from Russia, Europe and the rest of Mexico. All this influences helped to create a unique characteristic of the route of wine.
Valleys of Calafia, Guadalupe and San Antonio de las Minas are the hearth of the wine route that also extends to the north of Valle de las Palmas (en. Palms valley) and south to the valleys of Santo Tomas and San Vicente Ferrer.
Both wines white and red are made with lots of dedication starting from the grapes Chenin Blanc, Colombard, Souvignon Blanc and Chardonnay, while reds typically uses Cabernet ouvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Genache, Carignan, Barbera, Nebbiolo and Zinfandel.
The wine route offers a wide range of attractions that goes from small familiar wineries to the great scale products. Reasons why you can find from a small familiar camping restaurants to the most fine table, and places for camping, ranch’s, artesian centers, museums, hotels B&B, wine boutiques, art galleries, Indian culture and natural places.
In this region you can enjoy a fun, active, exotic or romantic vacations in an interesting and secure place. The wine route is the perfect destiny for vacations for couples or family.