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Melchum 2018 Red Blend

Featured in our International Wine of the Month Club

El Caporal
Mexico
Special Selection — Gold Medal Wine Club
 
Appellation
Guadalupe Valley, Baja California, México
Grapes
50% Nebbiolo, 25% Tempranillo, and 25% Merlot
Aged
5 months in French oak
Cases Produced
500
Sweetness Level
Dry
Diet Friendly
Low carb, Low sugar, Paleo, Keto


A unique red blend from Baja’s Valle de Guadalupe, the Melchum 2018 ‘El Caporal’ Mezcla de Tintos is comprised of 50% Nebbiolo, 25% Tempranillo, and 25% Merlot. While a blend of Italian, Spanish, and French varieties is seemingly uncommon, in Baja California it has become the norm to creatively intermix a multitude of these grape varieties into deliciously distinctive wines. The 2018 ‘El Caporal’ offers a nose of roasted coffee, black cherry and hints of cacao, while the palate is soft and smooth with balanced tannins, fresh acidity, and a long finish. ‘El Caporal’ is the term given to a person in charge of a group of cowboys who care for the livestock of a hacienda, and the wine was crafted to honor Daniel Sanchez’s father. Enjoy!

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