This wine, made from malvasia, got its name from auto-correct. Every time winemaker, Brianne Day, tried to send a message about the grape it auto-corrected to Mamacita. It is a beautiful white sparkling wine with a profound grapefruit pith taste from start to finish but don't think New Zealand sauvignon blanc; this is truly pithy. Don't think sweet either; it isn't.There is nothing moscato-like here--there is much more fizz and much more booze.
It has a bitter finish and maybe there is a little bit of lemony-ness here too. The grapefruit is the pith and the lemon is more the fruit--not the zest or anything like that.I had a wee taste of this at a Day wines tasting. I loved it. I had told myself I was only buying ONE bottle and I had a red blend (Running Bare)created in the great state of Oregon by Day but I had to get a bottle of this. It is a hip alternative to champagne and it also costs less than most of that French sparkler these days. This is mostly going to be gone but if you see it? Grab a bottle. And keep an eye out for other wines from Day Wines.