80% Chardonnay, 20% Vermentino. The Chardonnay has been cultivated for decades and with great success in Baja California, while the Vermentino was recently introduced in Valle de Guadalupe. It brings vivacity to the wine. Both varieties are aged in stainless steel tanks. A fresh and elegant white, with notes of green apple, grapefruit peel, tropical fruits (pineapple) and white flowers. Crisp and balanced on the palate. 13% alcohol. Around 2000 cases produced.
About the Producer
Camillo Magoni was born in Morbegno, Italy, which borders with the Swiss city of Engadina. He received in 1962 his Enology and Viticulture degree from the prestigious Scuola Enolgica Di Alba, located in Piedmont. After working in the renowned Nino Negri de Chiuro winery located in Valtellina, he accepted in 1965 an invitation from Angelo Cetto and moved to Baja California, Mexico to become a member of Cetto's winemaking team.
He worked there for almost fifty years and actively participated to the transformation of Baja California’s wine industry. Starting in the 1960s, he bought vineyards and experimented with many varieties, growing over a hundred of them: Chardonnay, Fiano, Viognier, Arneis, Moschofilero, Assyrtiko, Montepulciano, Aglianico, Grenache, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, many of them field blends. He sold his grapes to established wineries, and helped them move away from high alcohol reds while developing white wines.
In 2012, faced with a surplus of grapes, he decided to start making his own wine. He loves to try new things, and makes many unique cuvées and trial batches. He introduced his Casa Magoni wines in 2016. He is recognized as one of the iconic personality of Baja California. Total production is around 21,000 cases.
Farming practices: sustainable.