If the Valle de Guadalupe is considered a truly unique, blossoming revolution for Mexican wines, than Monte Xanic would be the Francisco Madero, Pancho Villa and Emiliano Zapata leading the charge. The winery was founded in 1987 by five friends who shared a desire to make high quality local wine using noble grapes and a dedication to their process. Monte Xanic, pronounced sha-nik and roughly translates “flower blooming after first rain,” helped introduce the idea of Mexico thriving as a wine producing nation. As far as boutique wineries go Mexico, Monte Xanic is at it’s roots a leader in the valley. Tasting at Monte Xanic is a tranquil experience. You’re surrounded by a small lake and vineyards and after having your first sip of their Gran Ricardo Red, you’ll understand why they now produces over 50,000 cases of wine annually and are considered by many as the standard by which other Mexican wineries are judged.
Wine not to miss: Gran Ricardo 2010, 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, 10% Petit Verdot. brandied cherry aromas lead to tobacco lingering on palate. A balanced red with modest tannins and hints of herbs.
Varietals: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec, Petit Verdot, Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon (wines are produced from varietals from other regions, such as Chenin Blanc, Syrah and Chardonnay).
Tasting Fee: Yes
Reservation Required: No, but recommended
Address: Monte Xanic S de RL de CV
Lago Tangañica 18, Col. Granada, 11520, Mexico, D.F.
Phone: 5545 1111 or Toll Free Number 01800 7174633
E-Mail: Sales email- firstname.lastname@example.org For tours & tastings- email@example.com
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