Friday, December 16, 2011
Collection of Tasting Notes, Mexican Whites
Casa Madero 2V: A pretty 50%-50% blend of Chardonnay and Chenin Blanc, it sports a light golden color, which leads into aromas of honey and honeysuckle with hints of pineapple. Mouth-filling flavors of tropical fruit and pears tickle the palate, followed by a nice, looong finish....a great food wine!
Casa Madero Chardonnay: 100% Chardonnay. An attractive golden color, this wine brings aromas of warm toast, honey, and pineapple floating up from the glass, followed by delicious citrusy flavors of cinnamon, peach, and guayaba, with mineral and buttery notes. It is fresh tasting and expressive, with balanced acidity that confirms its fruit character. It has the hallmark of a superior vino, a long lingering finish. One third of the wine is fermented in American oak barrels for three months, the remainder in stainless steel.
Casa Madero Chenin Blanc: 100% Chenin Blanc. This pretty little everyday quaffer starts with a delicate floral nose of honeysuckle, pears, and sweet nuts, then leads into a mouthful of delicious fruity flavors of pineapple and tangy orange zest, followed by a nice smooth finish. Clean as a whistle, this pretty little everyday sipper sees no oak; its early life is spent in 100% stainless steel. In 2007, this beauty won a Gold Medal at the Monde Selection in Brussels, took the Silver at the San Francisco Wine Competition and at The Thessaloniki Wine Competition in Thessaloniki, Greece. This is a wine for people who don’t ordinarily drink wine and is a great value!