Thursday, February 14, 2008

Vinisterra mexican winery and their Macouzet range

How to get there ?

Vinisterra winery is a great spot to start wine tasting and is located on the west end of Guadalupe Valley in the village of San Antonio de las Minas at Km 94.5 off Highway 3. If you are coming from Ensenada, turn to the right in the center of this small village onto Calle Benito Juarez. Follow the only paved road in town thru the fifth stop sign and continue about 500 yards to the first left turn, go about 1/4 mile and turn right at the stop sign. The winery is ahead about 200 yards on the right side. Open Saturdays from 11:00 a.m to 4:30 and Sundays 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Abelardo and Patricia Macouzet Rodriguez manage the winery and host the tasting room. Arrangements can be made for private tasting, large tour groups and special events. For information please call 646-178-3350 email:

What mexican wines to taste there ?
Try their Macouzet Cabernet Sauvignon-Merlot blend, aged 30 percent in new French oak for 18 months with one year and six months bottle aging. Garnet color with aromas of ripe red berries with velvety balanced flavors. The end result is a soft, smooth wine with light hint of wood, ripe fruit, medium acidity, mid-soft tannins and good structure. Their Tempranillo is an outstanding wine aged 40 percent in new American oak with almost two years bottle aging. Dark ruby color with aromas of black cherry, vanilla and a hint of oak. Flavors of black stone fruit mix with good mid-mouth mild tannins, good acidity with a balanced finish. Rated 84 points in Copenhagen competition. This winery is one of the "best" wine producers in Mexico!

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