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Date Printed: 7/26/2014
Maycas del Limari Reserva Especial Chardonnay 2008
Maycas del Limari Reserva Especial Chardonnay 2008
(search item no. 109104)
Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
International Wine Cellar rating: 88 points
PRICE ON 7/26/2014: $23.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2007 Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2006 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The color of the wine is clean and bright yellow, witha a bouquet containing citrus aromas with hints of yellow apple and hazelnut which lead to a distinct minerality. On the palate the wine is full bodied, offering great freshness and density. Citrus flavors echo on the palate and end with a crisp and persistent finish.
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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 valley benefits from a strong coastal influence - more so than Chile's other coastal areas such as Casablanca, Marchigüe and San Antonio, as the coastal range of mountains which hugs the shoreline starts in Limarí, and features lower elevations than the rest of the range as it heads southward. That means more of the ocean breezes make their way up into the valley. The wines produced here reflect the luminosity of the zone, the minerality of the rich marine soils and the extraordinary coastal breezes. The Limarí area represents one of the longest growing seasons in the world for wine grapes. Maycas del Limarí Reserva Especial wines draw their inspiration from the Inca solar calendar, prominently displayed on each label.