2019 Mayu Pedro Ximenez

This 100% Pedro Ximenez was grown in one of the highest-altitude wineries on Earth, at a height of 6,320 feet. The result is a stylish white wine with appealing floral and fruit aromas, balanced acidity and a great finish.

Nerd Facts:

  • After being hand-harvested and softly de-stemmed, the wine is aged on the lees with batonnage.
  • The Pedro Ximenez grapes at Mayu winery used to be harvested for making Chilean pisco, but family members convinced them to start making a dry white wine with the grapes instead.
  • Pedro Ximenez grapes are normally very susceptible to botrytis & downy mildew, making it the perfect grape to grow in the dry desert of Chile.

$15.00

Seller : Vine Connections

Category:Tags:, SKU: 123-3

Description

Tasting Notes

This wine is light, dry and crisp with notes of citrus and a hint of white flowers. It has great refreshing acidity, minerality and a long finish. Lees aging and batonnage adds texture and complexity.

Pair this wine with seafood: fresh or grilled shellfish and shrimp ceviche are great companions for this refreshing white. Alternatively, enjoy with citrus salad or some guacamole.

The Winery

Extraordinary wines from the driest desert on earth – The Olivier family started Mayu in 2005 and were the pioneers of bringing premium winemaking to the Elqui Valley.

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Additional information

Weight 1.5 kg
Dimensions 8 × 8 × 40 cm
Varietal

Pedro Ximenez

Vintage

2019

Vineyard Location

Elqui Valley

Vineyard Region

Coquimba, Chile

Harvest

Hand Picked

Aging Technique

Batonnage, Lees Aging

Average Vineyard Elevation (ft)

6320

Average Age of Vines (years)

75

Cases Produced

5000

ABV

13.5

Body

Light Body

Acidity

Medium-Plus Acidity

Sweetness

Dry