The exquisite side of Mexico: Wines
The best wines in Mexico, proudly from Baja California, Coahuila, Queretaro, Zacatecas and Aguascalientes
Today, we’ll focus on Mexico’s gastronomic and exquisite side… For all those food lovers, we suggest you don’t miss out on the country’s wine regions and venture on learning –with expert winemakers– the great varieties of Mexican wines.
Mexico produces a significant amount of wine, all over different states around the country. As a result, a diversity an extensive varietals come to be, which is when red and white wines are born… The vast production of wine in Mexico –or anywhere else in the world for that matter–, depends on features like: weather, humidity and type of ground. Changes to these, will directly impact the outcome of the product, therefore create different wines.
The most important wine regions in Mexico are:
Baja California: probably the most renowned state regarding wine production. A variety of grapes are grown in this area, creating the most exquisite selection of wines. Regarding red wines: Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Zinfandel and Nebbiolo; and white wines: Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc y Chenin Blanc. This is grown in lands adding up to 40,000 acres of wine crops. In Baja California you can find different tours, wine route where you can visit wine houses, cellars and vineyards and learn about the production.
Coahuila: a state in Mexico that has warmer weather that allows a slower ripening of the grapes. The wine varieties produced are: Sauvignon, Merlot and Syrah.
Queretaro: this was one of the first states to produce wine in Mexico. Among the wines they produce you’ll find for red wines: Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Pinot Noir and Gamay; white wines: Sauvignon Blanc, Macabeu and Chenin. In Queretaro you can carry out the wine and cheese route and enrich your experience.
Zacatecas: due to dry weather, the ripening of grapes is faster. This state produces red wines: Ruby Cabernet and Petite Syrah and also white wines: Colombard and Chenin Blanc.
Aguascalientes: it has a similar weather to Zacatecas. The wines produced are, for white wine: Chardonay and Colombard; red wines: Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot.
The wine industry in Mexico has greatly grown and evolved, acquiring world class quality standards. Showing that Mexico is not stepping back and trying Mexican wine is a great experience for your senses.
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