States such as Baja California, Querétaro, Zacatecas or Chihuahua, are references in the national production of wines of all kinds, including red, white, sweet and sparkling.
During the last weeks of July and the first weeks of August the grape harvest season begins, that is, the harvest period in the vineyards to turn the grapes into wine. These dates are a reason to celebrate for the wine regions, because it is during this season that reflects the good work done throughout the year to obtain a quality product, appreciated the same in the national market as in the international market.
States such as Baja California, Queretaro, Zacatecas or Chihuahua , are references in the national production of wines of all kinds, including red, white, sweet and sparkling, to meet the demand of all kinds of palates.
To enter the world of Mexican wine, Mexico Presenta, a platform that supports quality companies and products made in Mexico, lists five wines that you must try during this harvest season.
1. Noble Cru
Prepared by the Solar Fortún winery, this is an intense wine with notes of cherry, smoked bacon, wood, and tobacco, ideal to accompany with cuts of meat and roasts. It contains Mourvedre, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and Petit Verdot grapes, from Valle de Guadalupe, in Baja California and matured for 14 months in French oak barrels.
Coming from the Valley of Guadalupe by Te Tintos Nueva Era, it is one of the few Mexican wines where the Carignan grape predominates, with 90% of this variety and 10% of Cabernet Sauvignon. It has a graduation of 13%, with intense notes of red fruits, as well as cinnamon and vanilla. The recommended pairing for this bottle is with Mexican dishes such as enchiladas, cecina or sautéed meats.
On the part of the AlXimia wine, this white wine is described as an elemental mixture of “air and fire”. This wine is made with 100% white Grenache, which gives fruity aromas to pears, apples and citrus fruits. It has an alcohol percentage of 13.5%, and it is recommended to pair with cheeses and seafood dishes, as well as appetizers.
4. Casa Grande Gran Reserva
Matured for 24 months in new French oak barrels, Casa Madero makes this wine in the Valley of Parras, in Coahuila. Its composition of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon and 30% Shiraz give it a purplish red color and a velvety body, where the aromas of red fruits, tobacco, and vanilla stand out. His 13.9% of alcohol complement to perfection with cuts of meat and strong dishes like turkey with black mole.
5. Earth Inside Syrah
Made in Zacatecas, it is an intense red wine, from the Syrah variety used in its preparation. It has 13.6% alcohol and matures in two different barrels for 12 months, 75% of the time in American oak and 25% in French oak, which gives it a complex aroma of red fruits, woods and different spices. To accompany red meats, like kid and lamb.
The vintage season is the best time of the year to enjoy the best wines made in the country and learn more about this special drink. Consuming wines made in Mexico is a way to support domestic workers, and the reputation of products made in the country, both among Mexicans and in foreign markets.
The Mexican wine industry is one of the markets that promise greater growth in the coming years.
2 millions Liters of wine are produced annually in Mexico, representing 30% of national consumption.
From 250 to 964 milliliters
Per capita increased from 2002 to 2018 the consumption of wine in Mexico, showing the strengthening of the product.
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