Wine Region: Chile - Limari Valley
Tasting notes:The nose is complex with tree fruits, butter and wooded
This wine is full
body, medium dry with a low acidity.
About the winery:
The Maycas range, based in Chile's Limarí Valley, is a
super-premium project that was launched by Chilean giants Concha y Toro in
2005. In the Inca language, Quechua, Maycas means 'arable lands'. The Inca
influence is also clearly visible in Maycas' labels, particularly in the use of
the colour turquoise in their images: turquoise is found in the Limarí valley
and was the stone of Incan royalty.
Chief winemaker Marcelo Papa -
who has been working for Concha y Toro since 1998 - has been the driving force
behind the project. Although the Limarí Valley was previously just a pisco and
table-wine grape area, Marcelo saw the potential of the vineyards and persuaded
Concha to invest. Unusually for Concha they also purchased a separate winery
for the production the Maycas range.