El Bajío Marselan
A red wine made exclusively from Marselan, a grape variety that is a cross between Cabernet Sauvignon and Grenache. It was first bred in 1961 by Paul Truel near the French town of Marseillan. The grapes come from Bernal Valley, in Queretaro, North-Central Mexico. The unique geo-climate conditions there translate to high quality wines.
The wine is aged for 12 months in American Oak Barrels. Aromas that evoke raisins, French vanilla, caramel, cocoa, anise, coffee and ripe black fruits. There’s a touch of floral notes (roses) and a hint of spices. Medium to full body with a long finish. 13% alcohol.
About the Producer
A collaborative effort between La Competencia Imports and Freixenet de Mexico, El Bajío is exclusively available in the U.S. The goal is simple, craft a collection of wines that are easy and enjoyable to drink at price points that won't break the bank.
The initial line-up features two affordably delicious Sparkling wines, a Brut & Brut Rose. These are complimented by two very approachable, value-friendly still wines, a red made exclusively from Marselan and a Viognier. The winemaker is Lluis Raventos Llopart.