Similar to a good garage band, Mauricio Cantú and his four partners started making wine in a garage at Aragón 126 back in 2007. They named their wine Madera 5 after an inside joke involving a good golf story and a 5 wood.
Unpretentious – just like those five amigos – is the best way to describe their award-winning wine, which includes a mono-varietal Nebbiolo and three blends: Tempranillo-Cabernet Sauvignon, Sauvignon Blanc-Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon-Sangiovese, an unusual blend in Mexico. The autonomous University of Baja California’s Ensenada, Land of Wine International Contest has even given gold honors to the Cabernet Sauvignon-Sangiovese 2009 and the Nebbiolo 2011 with the Nebbiolo 2010, Tempranillo-Cabernet Sauvignon 2011, Cabernet Sauvignon-Sangiovese 2011 and Sauvignon Blanc-Chardonnay 2011 taking silver honors. Additionally, Madera 5 wines have been reviewed by such esteemed publications as Wine Enthusiast, Rodolfo Gerschman’s Guía de Catadores del Vino Mexicano, and Arturo Bodenstedt’s Guía de Vinos Mexicanos.
Cava Aragón 126 created Madera 5 wines mindful of the gifts that our privileged Mediterranean land gives in the form of full-flavored grapes, produce, game, meats and seafood that promote a rich culinary culture where tradition meets innovation. Thankful for what is generously afforded by the land, Madera 5 wines reflect the spirit of Baja California’s Guadalupe and San Vicente valleys and are simple, generous, well rounded, and balanced. As for the vintners, it is their hope that with every sip you will get their intention and the spirit of the region; that their wines will make your meals more memorable and that you too will have a good story to tell involving a Madera 5.