Maycas del Limari Reserva Especial Chardonnay 2008

Chardonnay from Chile, South America

Price: $25.00 $19.95
Save $5.05 (20%)
Item No. 109104
  • WS90
  • ST88
Style: Rich & Creamy

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%.
Ratings Pedigree:

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.

Critical Acclaim

"Bright and piercing, with dried pineapple, chamomile, honeysuckle and lemon verbena notes that show good cut, while yellow apple and melon rind notes fill in on the racy finish. Drink now through 2011."
90 Points

"Pale gold. Poached pear and peach on the nose, with hints of honey and smoke that gain strength with air. Juicy and pliant on entry, then firmer in the mid-palate, offering focused orchard fruit flavors and a touch of bitter citrus zest. Finishes with good sappy persistence, but with a slightly bitter edge."
88 Points

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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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