This Maycas del Limari Chardonnay is made with grapes from Quebrada Seca, on the north bank of the Limari River, and fermented in barrels, and aged for about 14 months. It’s a critically acclaimed wine, scoring a 95 on Decanter, a 94 on James Suckling, and winning Gold at the International Wine & Spirit Competition.
A tight and powerful Chardonnay, it has an ABV of 14%. It’s citrus on the nose, with notes of tropical fruit and hints of vanilla. Rounded and full-bodied on the palate, it gives notes of pear and apricot.
Maycas del Limari is a project by the prominent Chilean winery, Concha y Toro, and is located in the fast-developing Limari Valley, north of Santiago. The Limari Valley was an almost forgotten area, with only about 230 acres of vineyards in 1995. But by 2005, there were over 4000 acres counted.
Concha y Toro was born in 1883, when prominent Chilean lawyer, politician, and businessman, Melchor Concha y Toro decided to set up his winemaking dream. He brought over vines from the Bordeaux region in France, and invested in machinery, and even built a subway vault in which to store his wines. To say it was a successful venture would be an understatement. Concha y Toro is considered one of the best and most admired in the world, offering wines of exquisite quality, found in over 130 countries.
Store your unopened bottle in a cool, dry, and dark place safe from constant vibration. Keep your bottle horizontal in a wine rack or cellar to retain the moistness of the cork. The ideal temperature for storage is between 7 to 15°C. Once opened, a bottle will be good for 3 to 5 days standing upright in the refrigerator.