jeudi 22 mai 2014

Etats-Unis : Guarachi Family Wines rachète Meadowrock Vinyard (Napa)

Guarachi Family Wines announces the purchase of Meadowrock, a 62 acre vineyard in the prestigious Atlas Peak Appellation in Napa Valley. Meadowrock, Atlas Peak, is the second Guarachi Family Wines vineyard acquisition, following the estate purchase of Sun Chase vineyard in the Sonoma Coast AVA in spring 2013.

"We see this purchase in Atlas Peak as a great compliment to our recent Sun Chase acquisition, as both are located in the best growing regions in the Napa Valley and Sonoma Coast AVAs,” says Alex Guarachi, owner and chief winemaker of Guarachi Family Wines.

With top scoring releases of Cabernet Sauvignon and Pinot Noir, Guarachi Family Wines is looking forward to elevating their production even further by utilizing the superior fruit from their new estate vineyards. Both Sun Chase, a high density vineyard on the cool Southern side of Sonoma Mountain, and Meadowrock in Atlas Peak are areas proven to produce high-end Pinot Noir and Cabernet Sauvignon.

Fruit from Atlas Peak is highly sought after by the most prestigious wineries in Napa Valley. Meadowrock demonstrates excellent production, and the high profile vineyard previously housed Meadowrock Winery and Astrale E Terra Winery.

Planted with 30 acres at an elevation from 1,400 to 1,760 feet, the new Guarachi Family Wines vineyard reflects the best of Atlas Peak, exhibiting rocky volcanic soil in a jagged, mountainous landscape. Although subject to the typical maritime afternoon and evening cooling, the area tends to avoid the fogs that spill into the rest of Napa Valley. As such, Atlas Peak is influenced by full sunlight during the day and temperature drops at night, with warm, dry summers and cool, wet winters. Cabernet Sauvignon is the appellation’s signature varietal, though other varietals include Chardonnay, Merlot and Cabernet Franc. Meadowrock, Atlas Peak, is located northeast of Napa, primarily within the Foss Valley and Soda Canyon areas.

Founded in 2007 by Chilean wine visionary Alex Guarachi, Guarachi Family Wines believes that wine is not only an important part of a meal – wine is a way of life. After 25 years of serving as the founder and president of TGIC Importers, Inc.—the leading American importer of South American wine—Alex Guarachi chose to bring the passion and spirit of his own cultural experience to your dinner table. Guarachi Family Wines focuses on two key varietals—Cabernet Sauvignon from the Napa Valley and Pinot Noir from the Sonoma Coast—and produces four distinct wines: Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, Heritage Single Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Gap’s Crown Single Vineyard Pinot Noir and Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir.