Bichi, La Gorda | Skin-contact Chenin Blanc | 2020 | Tecate, MX

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Bichi, La Gorda | Skin-contact Chenin Blanc  | 2020 | Tecate, MX

Bichi, La Gorda | Skin-contact Chenin Blanc | 2020 | Tecate, MX

$38.00 Sale Save

The grapes come from mostly a dry-farmed parcel of Chenin Blanc planted in the 1980s on granitic soils in Tecate and are hand-harvested, de-stemmed, and fermented with wild yeasts in concrete tinajas (amphoras), with three months of skin contact before pressing. The wine is raised over the winter and bottled without fining, filtration, or added SO2.

Green Packaging: No foil capsule, Natural cork

Flavor: Orange wine with some grip but also offers beautiful aromatics of herbs, sandalwood and orchard fruit balanced with refreshing acidity.

Wine Type: Low-intervention, Skin-contact

Grape: Chenin Blanc

ABV%: 13.5

Region: Mexico

Vineyard Subregion: Tecate

Farming: Biodynamic, Organic

Yeast: Native

Producer: Bichi Wines

Winemaker: Yann Rohel

Some of the most authentic and delicious wines are born from the least expected places and most unlikely collaborations.

In the rugged mountains of Mexico’s Baja California Norte, Bichi has put together one of the most exciting projects in the world of wine. Bichi was founded in 2014 by the Téllez family, who moved to Baja from neighboring Sonora, hence the name Bichi, which means “naked” in the Sonoran Yaqui dialect.

Noel left his day job as a lawyer and is now the sole proprietor of Bichi, overseeing all day-to-day operations of the winery. Helping out with winemaking duties is Beaujolais-trained Yann Rohel. Noel continues to grow and learn, regularly seeks out new vineyards, and evolves the Bichi winemaking style.

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