New world – Mexico

The Spanish conquerors were quick to utilise the outstanding location in the federal state of Coahuila to plant their first vine stocks. Here, 1,500 metres above sea level, the grapes achieved their optimum level of ripeness in the cool, dry climate. Providing the Mexican sun was not too good to them. A problem that was solved many years ago. Thanks to modern irrigation systems, "el sol" can shine its light on the grapes without drying out the soil. This may well be a reason for the unique flavour of these extraordinary wines.