2018, Bichi Santa by Noel Tellez, Rare Red Blend of Moscatel Negro Tempranillo & Carinena, Tecate, Baja California, Mexico, 12.5% Alc, CTnr
|Article number:||2019, Bichi Santa, Red Blend|
La Santa comes from centenarian, own-rooted Rosa del Peru (Moscatel Negro) vines grown at 2,400 ft elevation on sandy loam and granite soils in Tecate. The grapes were hand-harvested, de-stemmed, and fermented without temperature control in 450 liter concrete tinajas with 45 days of maceration. The wine was then raised for 3 months in ½ stainless steel vats and ½ older barrels. A lively and vertical vin de soif, La Santa is almost rosé colored in the glass, delicately floral, with red and dark fruits and juicy acidity. A lovely red wine to serve chilled with charcuterie and cheeses.