Terra Madi

Terra Mädi is the new line of wines from Freixenet Mexico produced at Finca Sala Vivé, their winery in Ezequiel Montes, Querétaro in central Mexico. The Terra Mädi line is a true blend of European production techniques with Mexican terroir and is thusly reflected in the name which means Beloved Earth — Terra is the Catalan word for “Earth” and Mädi is the Otomí word for “Loved”. The Otomis are the indigenous peoples of Central Mexico. The Otomî culture is also represented in the Terra Mädi logo with the use of the hummingbird, a popular cultural icon, surrounded by the artistic embroidery common to the regional clothing.

Finca Sala Vivé by Freixenet México is located in the Ezequiel Montes municipality, in the state of Querétaro, and has been producing sparkling wines for more than 30 years, although it has also ventured into making still wines —  with great success, by the way — positioning itself as one of the world’s major wine houses, and definitely the leading producer of sparkling wines in Mexico.

The uniqueness and quality of Freixenet wines result from the “extreme winemaking” practiced in the region, due to the microclimate and type of soil prevalent in the Valle de Bernal, Querétaro.

The terroir, constituted by factors such as sunshine hours, rainfall, wind, altitude, and soil characteristics, contributes to the specific features of the wine, particularly in the vineyard, thanks to outright clay soil, made up from multidimensional particles, each one having a substantial and distinct function.

Tinto

Malbec

WINE MAKING NOTES

Grapes are manually selected and destemmed; next, a cold maceration (6°C) is carried out in stainless steel vats during four days, followed by a controlled fermentation at 25°C with constant pumping over for 10 days. Prior to bottling, the wine undergoes a clarification and stabilization process.

TASTING NOTES

Red ruby hue with cherry tinges, bright and crystalline, light viscosity. Effusive and fruit-forward, packed with red fruit notes, such as strawberries, plums, cherries. Light and fresh attack, dry; the acidity is perfectly balanced with smooth and silky tannins.

Vintage: 2019
Wine Type: Red
Varietal: 100% Malbec
Alc: 12%
Region: Queretaro
Soil: Clay
Wine Maker: Finca Sala Vive

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Blanco

Sauvignon Blanc

WINE MAKING NOTES

Manually harvested grapes, passing them through a destemming process followed by fermentative maceration by soft pressing; later, a controlled fermentation is performed with selected yeasts at no greater than 26°C. Once first fermentation is done, the coupage (blend of finished wines) is prepared and the rinsing, stabilization and filtering are performed before bottling. 4 months in oak barrel.

TASTING NOTES

Hay-like yellowish color with green sparks. brilliant, clean, possessing a good apparent density. Expressive, with aromas of chamomile, newly cut grass, citrus (e.g., lime), a subtle hint of green pepper and a buttery note derived from the oak. Ample attack, dry and good acidity; the palate confirms the integration of herbaceous notes, a buttery mouthfeel and oak notes.

Vintage: 2020
Wine Type: White
Varietal: 100% Sauvignon Blanc
Alc: 11.5%
Region: Queretaro
Soil: Clay
Wine Maker: Finca Sala Vive

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Rosado

Malbec

WINE MAKING NOTES

Manually harvested grapes, passing them through a destemming process followed by fermentative maceration by soft pressing; later, a controlled fermentation is performed with selected yeasts at no greater than 26°C. Once the first fermentation is done, the coupage (blend of finished wines) is prepared and the rinsing, stabilization and filtering are performed before bottling.

TASTING NOTES

Strawberry red hue with silver reflections, bright and clear, with good viscosity. Dry and crisp, light attack with subtle tannins; fruity aftertaste, with a pleasant and harmonious finish. Fairly effusive, with a fruity character; namely, red fruit and flowers such as strawberries, cherries, cranberries, and hibiscus.

Vintage: 2020
Wine Type: Rose
Varietal: 100% Malbec
Alc: 11%
Region: Queretaro
Soil: Clay
Wine Maker: Finca Sala Vive

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Blanc De Noirs

Sparkling White Wine

WINE MAKING NOTES

Champenoise Method (second fermentation in bottle). 18 months sur lies in the cellar.

TASTING NOTES

Transparent, clear and bright sparkling wine with a straw yellow hue and greenish flashes. Persistent medium-sized trail of fine beads that form a lavish cordon de mousse on the wine surface that confirms the Champenoise method. Elegant and fairly expressive; fruit-driven, with highlights of pears, green apples, citrus and lees (derived from the aging process).  Dry and fresh with an ample attack; highlights of lees during the aftertaste.

Vintage: NA
Wine Type: Sparkling
Varietal: Pinot Noir, Chardonnay
Alc: 11,5%
Region: Queretaro
Soil: Clay
Wine Maker: Finca Sala Vive

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Brut Reserva

Sparkling White Wine

WINE MAKING NOTES

Champenoise Method (second fermentation in bottle). 18 to 24 months sur lies in the cellar.

TASTING NOTES

Clear, radiant and crystalline sparkler; straw yellow hue with greenish reflections. Fine stream of pearl bubbles that form a cordon de mousse. Fairly effusive, fruit-forward and leesy (the latter due to the second fermentation). Ample attack, long-lasting finish; bone-dry and lively; delicate and subtle pearls.

Vintage: NA
Wine Type: Sparkling
Varietal: Macabeu, Xarel-lo
Alc: 12%
Region: Queretaro
Soil: Clay
Wine Maker: Finca Sala Vive

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