Cielito 2015 Sauvignon Blanc and 2014 Sauvignon, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir


The Cielito Wine Company is the wine venture of flying winemaker Leonardo Ricardez. Leonardo has worked in agriculture and wine in California, South Korea, Spain, Australia, Mexico, and China (click here to see my review of his Gem Ningxia Cabernet Sauvignon 2015), as well as various positions in New Zealand. He is currently at Indevin in Marlborough. The Cielito wines were first made in a small scale from Marlborough fruit in 2014, and designed to be sold on the Mexican market, but now Leonardo is considering placing them on the New Zealand market. Cielito means ’little heaven’ in Spanish and refers to something dear to one’s heart and life. The label features a balloon is a tribute flying winemakers. Leonardo is considering Cielito to encompass wines that he could make in Baja in Mexico and Priorat in Spain, which like Marlborough, has captured his heart. His aim is to make Sauvignon Blanc highlighting the variety with a little bottle-age, Chardonnay with food versatility, and Pinot Noir with elegance. Here, I review the 2015 and 2014 Sauvignon Blanc, and 2014 Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, all made from Marlborough fruit. For more about Cielito Wines, go to Facebook: @cielitowine


  • Cielito Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2015
  • Cielito Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2014
  • Cielito Marlborough Chardonnay 2014
  • Cielito Marlborough Pinot Noir 2014

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