Casa Jipi , Nebbiolo 2021, Valle de San Vicente, Baja, Mexico
This is not your Nonna's Nebbiolo. The grape has a totally different expression than the Northern Italian one you probably know—it's got richer, darker fruit, a deeper color, silkier tannins, and it's eminently chillable to boot.
APPELLATION (AVA): Valle de Guadalupe
REGION: Baja California
SUBREGION: San Vicente Valley
VINEYARD: Rancho Llano Colorado
GRAPES: 100% Nebbiolo
VINIFICATION: Whole cluster full carbonic fermentation. Fermented at low temperatures, and aged for 9 months in stainless steel tanks.
COLOR: Medium violet
BODY: Medium to full
PRIMARY AROMAS: Blackberry, fresh pepper, menthol, smoked blueberry, and dark chocolate
FLAVOR: Deeply concentrated and fruity, fresh
FORMAT: 750 ml
SERVICE AND FOOD PAIRING SUGGESTION: Serve chilled. Pair with braised fall vegetables.
ABOUT THE PRODUCER: “Casa Jipi started as a clear example of ‘When life gives you lemons, make lemonade!’, (or wine,in our particular case). Times of crisis brought together 2 families, 2 wineries, 2 valleys and gave birth to this incredible project that binds together Rancho Llano Colorado, one of the region’s most important and sought after grape producers, Vinicola Bruma the up-and-coming winery pushing Mexican boundaries in winemaking, and Lulu Martinez Ojeda, one of the leading winemakers in Mexico changing the wine scene as one of its prominent ambassadors internationally. The concept is simple, make the best wine possible with the best grapes available at a consumer friendly price, allowing our region to have the exposure that it deserves. …Our terroir and origin speaks: good wine with no makeup, direct from our vineyard to your table, the way it should be. Casa Jipi, (pronounced Hippie) is a “pochismo” that shows how diversity and mixticity enriches our countries. We all have un poquito de Jipi in ourselves, both sides of the border.” - Casa Jipi
ABOUT THE BAJA CALIFORNIA: Most vineyards are 100 – 560 feet above sea level. Average temperatures about 86 summer - 46 winter (F°). The climate can best be described as Mediterranean. Average rainfall of 8 -10 inches per year.