About the Wine
Believe it or not, Mexico is the country with the oldest winery in the Americas! Casa Madero was founded in 1597 and today it is home to some of the greatest Mexican wines. In addition, this winery is the most awarded in all of Mexico, accumulating more than 1,100 medals among all its wines.
The story of the wines of the "New World" begins with a land grant from King Felipe II of Spain in 1597. Don Lorenzo Garcia was appointed to produce wine and brandy for the crown at the Hacienda de San Lorenzo. This set the stage for what is now acknowledged as the oldest winery in America.
In 1893, Evaristo Madero purchased the property. His grandson, Francisco Madero then became one of the initiators of the 1910 Mexican Revolution and later became the president of Mexico.
Located in the north-central part of Mexico in Coahuila, at the foothills of the Sierra Madre Mountains, the Parras Valley is blessed with abundant water and the high elevation of 5000 feet provides warm days and cool nights.
Today, the winery is a leading example of modernization for the future of winemaking in Mexico. The winery is ISO 9000 certified by the Lloyds Register. Several parcels now have USDA National Organic Program compliance. The winery is the first winery in the Americas to be recognized as a Grandes Pagos, the highest designation a winery can receive from the Spanish government. Currently, only 17 wineries in Spain have this designation.
2018 Casa Madero Gran Reserva Chardonnay comes from their Premium Labels called “Gran Reserva” wines, the Gems from this winery!The vineyards to make the Gran Reserva wines have a special care on the vineyard, as well as a careful process in the winery where the wine is produced with cutting-edge technology. The result is an extremely elegant, expressive, and fruity wine.
Tasting Notes: 100% Chardonnay. On the nose, it is lovely and elegant. Aromas of tropical fruits such as guava, apple, pear, pineapple, and white flowers. Enveloping, refreshing, expressive, with an integrated and elegant permanence. This wine is perfect for spicy Mexican food like Pozole, enchiladas, and tacos!
Citadelles du Vin ~ Gold Medal
Vinus ~ Gold Medal
AWC Vienna ~ Gold Medal
See our interview with the Casa Madero owner here.
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