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Maycas del Limari Reserva Especial Chardonnay 2007

Maycas del Limari Reserva Especial Chardonnay 2007

Chardonnay from Chile, South America

Price: $21.99
Item No. 99283
  • RP92
  • W&S92
  • WS90
Style: Fruity & Smooth

Wine Style Guide

Light & Crisp

Light to medium bodied wines that are high in acid and light to medium fruit. Typically no oak.

Fruity & Smooth

Light to medium bodied wines with lots of juicy fruit, typically medium acid and medium oak.

Rich & Creamy

Full bodied wines that have typically undergone malo-lactic fermentation and/or spent time in oak.

Alcohol By Volume: 14.0%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
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Winemaker's Notes

Brilliant light yellow in color, Maycas Chardonnay offers great citrus aromas mixed with notes of toasted almond and hazelnut leading to a distinct minerality. Full-bodied, this wine offers great freshness and density. Citrus flavors echo on the palate and end with a crisp and persistent finish.

Enjoy with seafood and poultry dishes. Marries well with salmon, oysters, shrimp, and is excellent with rich sauces.

Critical Acclaim

"The 2007 Chardonnay Maycas de Limari exhibits even more aromatic complexity, serious depth, and gobs of ripe, mineral-accented Chardonnay fruit."
92 Points

"Beyond the initial limestone impression lies a rich, velvety white with note of guava, peach and pineapple, though it never lets go of that severe saline acidity that marks white from Limari. Serve with seared scallops."
92 Points

"A very clean, pure style, offering nice cut to the yellow and green apple notes, with hints of fig and pear as well, all offset by a bright, minerally finish. Really opens nicely in the glass. Drink now through 2010."
90 Points

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Rating:
(10/7/2011)
Style: Light & Crisp
This Chard got mixed reviews at Chilean wine tasting. Some felt it was too edgy and sharp. Others liked the crisp acidity. Not a soft Chard but good if you like a leaner style.
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Rating:
(9/27/2010)
I liked the wind but my wife did not and she is the main chardonnay driinker
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Learn About Maycas del Limari

Located 250 miles north of Santiago, in the rapidly developing Limari Valley, Concha y Toro has developed an exciting new project, Maycas del Limarí. Maycas, means croplands in Quechua. This land was the foundation of the Inca Empire, the most powerful civilization in South America. Limarí takes its name from the Franciscan monk who first planted grapes here in 1548. The Limarí...

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Learn About Chile

(CHEE-lay) Long and thin, Chile has a lot of land north to south. The wine region here is a series of districts based near Santiago. The vineyards are protected by the Pacific on the west and the Andes mountains on the east. This could help explain why the climate changes more from east to west than north to south - also why the country has remained phylloxera free....

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Learn About Chardonnay

Chardonnay (shar-dawn-AY) White Wine's Queen Bee Like Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay can grow just about anywhere. It adapts well to different soils and different climates. While frequently paired with California, its native home lies in the vineyards of Burgundy, France. The only major white grape of the region, Chardonnay is at its best on the rolling...

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