Cabernet Sauvignon/Syrah – Calixa
|Grapes||Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah|
80% Cabernet Sauvignon and 20% Syrah. Aged 9 months in third use French oak barrels. Intense aromas of red fruits (raspberry, cherry) plum, spices and lily. Full-bodied with round tannins. On the palate, background of white pepper and eucalyptus, adding freshness and complexity to the wine. 9,500 cases produced.
About the Producer
Dr. Hans Backhoff and four of his friends founded Monte Xanic in 1987. Recognized as Mexico's first boutique winery, it is a state-of-the-art, award-winning estate. The idea for the name and logo came after a spring rain: the entire valley was covered with beautiful desert flowers, which led to the name Monte Xanic, which in Mexican and Indian means "the first flower that blooms on the mountain after the rain". The total production is 50,000 cases per year. Some grapes come from the estate vineyards, some are purchased. The grapes are harvested by hand, at night.
Hans Backhoff Jr.