We all enjoy a good wine and even better if it’s wine from Valle de Guadalupe, the wine region where around 90% of our country's wine is produced.
To start this section of "The Wine of the week", I visited the Urban Viniculture of Casa Baloyán, where I tasted their main wines and learned about the process of making this delicious drink.
Upon arriving to the facilities, the director of the winery welcomed me and told me about the history of Casa Baloyán, a family business that arrived to Valle de Guadalupe in 2003 and has an experienced native winemaker from Napa Valley.
The tour started where winemaking equipment is located, then we entered the barrel area and when I finished I was waiting for a table with snacks for the tasting.
The first wine to taste was Tres tintos, , a wine with a lot of body, silky and persistent, with a fruity aroma.
This wine is ideal to accompany it with red rib eye type meat, duck in red wine sauce or pasta with white meat like chicken fettuccine Alfredo.
I hereby share my tasting note:
- Appearance: violet red, dark berry.
- Aroma: floral aromas and red fruits, vibrant and attractive.
- Finish: it displays light vanilla characteristics and toasted oak accents.
At the end of the tour we visited the event rooms, each one has a special touch, my favorite was La Cava Salón for its beautiful view of the barrels, and from the lobby you can see the facilities of the winemaking equipment.
Tres vinos is available at Casa Baloyán Wine Boutique, as well as Costco and La Europea.
Tours and wine tastings with prior reservation: 681 7323