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2020 Mayu Pedro Ximenez

2020 Mayu Pedro Ximenez
Elqui Valley, Chile

VERY UNIQUE! The Pedro Ximenez grape is best known for making sweet/dessert sherry from Spain. Here, we have a single-vineyard, old vine (we're talkin' 76 years old!), dry PX from one of Chile’s highest elevation vineyards - 6,320 ft! The grapes are hand harvested and then softly de-stemmed. They are crushed and gently pressed to separate the juice for fermentation and aged four months on the lees with batonnage (stirring). The Olivier family started Viña Mayu in 2005 and was the first to bring premium winemaking to northern Chile’s Elqui Valley. They chose the name "Mayu" - the Inca word for the Milky Way's "river of stars" – to honor the valley’s renown for having the world’s clearest atmosphere and being the best place on earth for astronomy research. The inspiration for Mayu was to transform the extreme landscape to its full potential and produce premium wines from an otherwise overlooked terroir.

90 points, Wine Advocate. "A stylish white wine that offers appealing floral and fruit (green apple, melon) aromas, with flavors balanced by fresh acidity & minerality. Creamy in texture, it has a rich, flavorsome finish."

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