This wine is plush with a zip to the finish that keeps it fresh. It’s like sipping on tart cherry juice with some pulp to it, some plumpness to the texture. When chilled this wine is refreshing, thirst-quenching, and still dry. It’s a nice addition to any afternoon, a surprise party hit since it hits all the notes.
Although this wine is from Mexico, it’s roots are in Northern Italy, where they make a small amount of lightly sparkling Barbera similar in style to this one. The juicy fruit character makes it a great companion for salty cheese and charcuterie, as well as some richer meat-based pasta sauces and cheesy lasagna or creamy casseroles. Great with corn bread!
Lourdes “Lulu” Martinez Ojeda is the winemaker and partner at Bruma. Lulu learned her craft working at Chateau Brane-Cantenac in the famed Margaux region of Bordeaux for over 10 years. The mission at Bruma is to craft wines designed to complement cuisine. The winery is focused on minimal intervention, small production wines that showcase a true sense of Baja climate and soil. In line with their dedication to cuisine and hospitality, they operate one of Valle de Guadalupe’s top dining destinations, fauna, and world-class lodging at Las Villas & Ocho Casitas.