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Mexico, the country that wants to change the paradigm of wine

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Mexico, the country that wants to change the paradigm of wine
Mexico, the country that wants to change the paradigm of wine

The wine culture in Mexico has grown exponentially in recent years. Today the wines produced on the Aztec territory are known worldwide for their quality and excellent taste.

However, there are still prejudices that “you only drink wine on special occasions”. In accordance with Alberto Verdeja, the winemaker of Bodegas DomecqThis drink can be enjoyed with a wide variety of dishes and is not only intended for great culinary delights. One wine is enjoyed daily.

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From the heart of the Valle de Guadalupe

The Valle de Guadalupe in Baja California is historically known for producing exquisite wines. After years of work for the production of mixed, Bodegas Domecq, launches its first line of monovarietal wines (most of which are made from only one grape variety).

The brand presents two new monovarietal grape labels Syrah and Nebbiolo. It is proudly made in Baja California and wants its consumers to discover and experience 100% Mexican experiences.

“The land and the expression of the fruit are at the heart of every wine that has been searched for Perfection, simplicity and unique propertiesand highlights the terroir of the Gudalupe Valley. Each grape has been carefully selected, harvested and cared for in order to maximize the uniqueness that characterizes it, ”comments Verdeja.

The experience of getting closer to the earth

We often forget where the essential product that we consume every day comes from: the earth. The element of nature that is vital for life and that we do not give the space it deserves. From there grow the grapes from which the wines are made, which offer all their properties; Color, freshness, aroma and taste.

in Spanish He had the opportunity to connect to the earth, just like a winemaker would in a ceramic workshop, to awaken our senses and let us be carried away by the textures of the clay and the taste of the two new labels. Proof that wine doesn’t have to be demanding, you just have to enjoy it.

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Royal Reserve and Magna Reserve

A 100% Syrah wine is that Royal Reserve. This is characterized by freshness, while its medium acidity allows a range of pairings, that is, versatility for consumption and accompaniment. For example pizza, cold cuts, fish, creamy desserts or with red fruits.

With regard to the Magna Reserveis made from Nebbiolo grapes in a limited edition of 3,000 bottles. She is the winner of the silver medal Concours Mondial de Bruxelles. This is more complex than the previous one, but can be enjoyed on its own or with hearty dishes such as cuts of meat, strong cheese, and dark chocolate or caramel desserts.

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A short story

Wine in Mexico has a great tradition and history. The harvest spread throughout America in 1492 when the Spanish took it to the new continent as it was part of their daily diet. In the past it was used as a medical method.

The colonizers found wild grapes different from the European Vitis vinifera, the way wine was made on the old continent. According to the magazine Unknown MexicoThere are no certain sources as to which the original locations were where Hernán Cortés ordered the first vineyards to be planted in New Spain, but the vine is known to spread in Michoacán, Puebla, Guanajuato, Querétaro and Oaxaca.

Later it was Jesuit missionaries who brought viticulture to Baja California at the end of the 17th century. In 1843, Félix Caballero founded the former Guadalupe Mission, where wheat was sown and then exchanged for vides. Thus, this was the beginning of wine production in what we now know as the Valle de Guadalupe. Then, as early as the 20th century, the quality of this product began to improve.

The wine industry

Currently, production in Mexico is still much less than the amount of wine imported from Spain, France, Chile, Italy, Argentina and the United States, with a coverage of 97% Spanish Embassy in Mexico, according to a market study by the US Department of Commerce and Commerce -City (ICEX). However, thanks to the acceptance and consumption of the young public, Mexican labels are gaining increasing presence in the market.

Mexican wine has received an avalanche of international awards, 1,500 to date, but beyond that, it has become essential to the country’s economy, according to Consejo Mexicano Vitivinícola (CMV).

The industry creates jobs for 500,000 day laborers, 14 are the states that produce it, and 2.5 million boxes are packed a year, a number that is increasing.

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Wine accompanies us in different moments of our life, in the happiest and saddest as well as in special occasions, business meetings and meals with friends and family, but we must not forget that it must also be taken with measure so that the taste for it does not end in a bad taste in the mouth.

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