Producer wine
Vinos Pijoan

COUNTRY :
Mexico

REGION :
Valle de Guadalupe

PRODUCTION :

Silvana Pijoan

“We are a small family business born in 2002, at the beginning of the boom of Mexican wines, dedicated to making authentic handmade wines with heart and integrity. Vinos Pijoan is born from the hand of Pau Pijoan, a Mexican of Catalan origin and a veterinarian researcher, who embarked on an adventure that would completely change his path. Without claiming to be an enologist, his long background as a scientist laid the groundwork for a disciplined and methodical study in the art of winemaking. The early years, he had the help from his adviser Hugo D’Acosta, key figure in the Valle de Guadalupe wine scene.

Our philosophy is to create honest wines that speak our voices as a family. Different voices, with different things to say. We seek to incorporate the history of our terroir, reflecting its aridity, its morning fogs, the winds and the afternoon heat, followed by cold and cool nights. Having a code of honesty with our drinkers. We do what we say and we say what we do. We seek to create wines that reveal the land’s diverse soils, ranging from the sands of the river banks and the decomposed oceanic granite, to the iron rich red soils. In these places, with the help of the human hand, the vine flourishes and rewards us with its fruit, which is managed with the care and respect that it deserves, bearing wines of great quality.”

Silvana is a former dancer with a degree in classical dance from the National School of Classic and Contemporary Dance in Mexico City. Later she took the sommelier training and studied a Master in winemaking and cider. But her main education is in the Valle de Guadalupe, having grown up with wine and finding a family in it. In 2016, after taking a long interest in natural wine and the corresponding responsible agriculture, she made her first natural wine released under the family line. The wine, Vino Pelón, comes from estate grown vines kept and managed by Silvana. In 2019, she started her solo project Árbol de Fuego, exploring her voice as a winemaker through her personal pattern, perspective, and ideologies. Presently, she has the baton of the natural winemaking of the family winery, Vinos Pijoan, and manages their estate vineyard. She’s still learning, exploring better and more sustainable ways to work in this business for the coming years.

CUVÉES
Wine

“Árbol de Fuego”

Region: Valle de Guadalupe
Grape: Zinfandel, Grenache, Colombard
Vineyard Size:
Soil: clay, sand, granite
Average Age of Vines: 44 years
Farming: organic
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking: direct press, spontaneous co-fermentation in stainless steel with indigenous yeasts, malolactic fermentation
Aging: in stainless steel
Fining: none
Filtration: none
Added S02: none

Wine

“Vino Pelón”

Region: Valle de Guadalupe
Grape: Syrah, Merlot, Grenache, Moscato Giallo
Vineyard Size:
Soil: 
Average Age of Vines: 19 years
Farming: organic
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking: spontaneous co-fermentation in polyethylene with indigenous yeasts, malolactic fermentation
Aging: 4 months in neutral oak
Fining: none
Filtration: none
Added S02: none