2019 Vinos Pijoan Silvana white blend
Valle de Guadalupe,
Baja California Norte,
Empty bottle weight: 17.6 ounces / 497 grams
This white wine is a unique blend of 58% Chenin blanc, 33% Sauvignon blanc, and 9% Moscatel, all sourced from the Valle de Guadalupe. Two of the varietals, the Moscatel and Chenin blanc, were from vineyards planted in granitic soil, found between the mountains and the valley floor. The Sauvignon blanc grapes were grown in sandy-silty soil, where the now dry river once ran through the valley. That combination of growing locations and soil contributed some interesting complexity to this wine without the need to age in oak barrels.
Fruity and floral notes jumped out of my glass as I swirled this wine. First, orange blossoms, passionfruit, and lemons tickled my nose, followed closely by minerally fresh rain and cut hay aromas.
Tropical flavors of pineapple and passionfruit gave way to abundant citrus notes– naval oranges, kumquats, and lemon zest. This fruit medley evolved into a finish of nectarines and honeystick. Interestingly, I found this wine really came into its own the next day. Maybe the sweet elements just needed a little more air time to fully harmonize with the tart ones? Whatever the case, I suggest saving some wine to enjoy on day two so you can taste the differences.
Food pairing suggestions:
Spicy Korean barbecue, summer salads, fish tacos.
Scoop up this wine deal by ordering here:
SRP $350 Mexican pesos/ $17.60 US dollars
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