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.
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.
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.
Unoaked. 12% ABV
3.7 pH 3.8 g/L T.A.