Bichi ‘No Sapiens’

Bichi ‘No Sapiens’

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2017 Bichi ‘No Sapiens’
Region: Tecate, Mexico
Grape: Unknown, and the winemaker wants to keep it that way! He refuses to get the vines tested to find out what the varietal is. That said, making an educated guess based on what was originally planted in the region, I believe the grape to be Cariñena. Many speculate that it’s actually Dolcetto.
Winemaking: Organic and biodynamic vineyards, dry farming, hand-harvested and de-stemmed, not fined or filtered, very little SO2
Food Pairing: Roast beef sandwich, grilled meats and most of all La Dive frozen pizza!!!!

Description: I love this wine for so many reasons. The best wines that come out of the Valle de Guadalupe, IMHO, are natural wines. Mexico has a centuries-long history of winemaking that has mostly gone under the radar. Spanish conquistadores planted vines in the early 1500’s, before both Chile and Argentina, and Baja California represents about 90% of the vines in the entire country due to the ideal climate and geography. Bichi means ‘naked’ in northern Mexico and the term reflects the lack of intervention in Bichi’s winemaking. My favorite thing about this wine is the nose: I get pasta water, asphalt, and pool floaty just to scratch the surface. The palate, on the other hand, has Rainier cherry and fennel to finish. But what about the label? The Luchador, or fighter/wrestler, is significant in modern Mexican culture. While you might think it’s a flex, the reality is that the luchador represents humility and giving yourself to the sport. This ‘naked’ wine will fight for your heart and palate, and I promise you won’t be disappointed.

Description

2017 Bichi ‘No Sapiens’
Region: Tecate, Mexico
Grape: Unknown, and the winemaker wants to keep it that way! He refuses to get the vines tested to find out what the varietal is. That said, making an educated guess based on what was originally planted in the region, I believe the grape to be Cariñena. Many speculate that it’s actually Dolcetto.
Winemaking: Organic and biodynamic vineyards, dry farming, hand-harvested and de-stemmed, not fined or filtered, very little SO2
Food Pairing: Roast beef sandwich, grilled meats and most of all La Dive frozen pizza!!!!

Description: I love this wine for so many reasons. The best wines that come out of the Valle de Guadalupe, IMHO, are natural wines. Mexico has a centuries-long history of winemaking that has mostly gone under the radar. Spanish conquistadores planted vines in the early 1500’s, before both Chile and Argentina, and Baja California represents about 90% of the vines in the entire country due to the ideal climate and geography. Bichi means ‘naked’ in northern Mexico and the term reflects the lack of intervention in Bichi’s winemaking. My favorite thing about this wine is the nose: I get pasta water, asphalt, and pool floaty just to scratch the surface. The palate, on the other hand, has Rainier cherry and fennel to finish. But what about the label? The Luchador, or fighter/wrestler, is significant in modern Mexican culture. While you might think it’s a flex, the reality is that the luchador represents humility and giving yourself to the sport. This ‘naked’ wine will fight for your heart and palate, and I promise you won’t be disappointed.

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