Region: Baja California, Mexico
Varietals: 100 percent Sauvignon Blanc
Alcohol: 13.5 percent
Tasting Notes: While the wines of Mexico are currently enjoying a bit of a renaissance, it’s important to remember the nation’s long history with the vine. During Spanish rule, the popularity of Mexican wine caused exports of national Spanish varietals to plummet, leading Charles II to prohibit the production of Mexican wine entirely. But thanks to the hard work of producers like Monte Xanic, Mexican wines are once again being recognized as among the most respected in the world. Located in Valle de Guadalupe in Baja California, the winery has been producing Bordeaux style wines for over 20 years, improving their process with each harvest. The 2010 Viña Kristel Sauvignon Blanc shows aromas of grapefruit and fresh floral notes on the nose, while exhibiting well-balanced acidity in the mouth and a crisp pineapple finish. It is a fun, approachable wine perfect for warm summer evenings and is a great complement to any celebration, especially those happening during the upcoming National Tequila Day.
Food Pairings: Ceviche, grilled fish, mixed citrus green salad
For more information, visit Monte Xanic’s official website
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