Mission, La Casa Vieja
Staff Pick
Organic

Mission, La Casa Vieja - 2017

Item # 44264 750mL
$29.96/ Single Bottle
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Color
Red
Vintage
Country
Producer
Grape Variety

Production Methods

Organic

Organic

Natural

Wine made from organically or biodynamically grown grapes with minimal intervention avoiding the use of chemicals, additives and technology.


Tasting Notes

Made from 120+ year old Mission (aka Pais) vines that are original-rooted and dry farmed in Valle de Guadalupe. Grapes are destemmed by hand, crushed by foot and fermented with native yeast. The wine ages for 6-8 months in large, neutral oak barrel. No sulfur added.


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Staff Pick Notes

A lot’s happened this year that I bet my past self would not believe. One of those things is that I fell in love with natural wine from Mexico. Baja California in particular. This is a light, funky red made from Mission, a grape that was planted by Spanish missionaries across their entire empire in the 16th century. Meaning there are plots of 120+yr ungrafted vines in Mexico as well as on the Canary Islands. La Casa Vieja doesn’t use SO2 at any point during winemaking. The fruit for this bottle is from one single-acre estate vineyard. It’s crushed by foot and goes from plastic to concrete to neutral oak before resting in glass carboys. Earthy, wild, and musky but fresh and light on its feet with gummy, waxy cherry and warm spices rounding out the palate.

- JON

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