Mayu Pedro Ximenez 2014
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Wine Advocate 90
"The 2014 Pedro Ximénez is produced with the fruit of very old Pedro Ximénez vineyards that were used to produce Pisco in the past. It matured in barrels with bâttonage, but there's no trace of oak at all; it's a fruit-driven, clean effort with faint notes of white flowers and some spiciness. The palate is very tasty, almost salty, fresh, sharp and with very good length. This is surprisingly good for such a ... read more
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Item ID: #16596
Size: 750mL (wine)
Closure: Cork

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Wine Advocate 90
"The 2014 Pedro Ximénez is produced with the fruit of very old Pedro Ximénez vineyards that were used to produce Pisco in the past. It matured in barrels with bâttonage, but there's no trace of oak at all; it's a fruit-driven, clean effort with faint notes of white flowers and some spiciness. The palate is very tasty, almost salty, fresh, sharp and with very good length. This is surprisingly good for such a (usually) neutral grape. Superb value.

Mayu is the Inca word for the Milky Way, and it's used for this winery created in the Elqui Valley, one of the best places in the world to watch the stars -- as the air is really pure, there is no humidity, and the view is really clear."~Luis Gutierrez

"Mayu Pedro Ximenez is a stylish white wine that offers appealing floral and fruit aromas, with flavors balanced by fresh acidity, minerality and a long finish. It is best served with a range of foods, especially shellfish and other seafood."~Distributor Notes

"The Elqui Valley is the northernmost appellation in Chile....these wines offer mindboggling quality and character at unbelievable prices."~Luis Gutierrez, The Wine Advocate

"Elqui Valley is known for least amount of precipitation in the world (actually it is #2 behind Antarctica). It borders the Atacama Desert, the best place in the world for stargazing because there is so little water vapor in the atmosphere. Elqui has a long history because it was the southern border of the Inca Empire. There are still thousands of signs of that civilization, including the irrigation channels network.

The Olivier family started Viña Mayu in 2005 as an independent family winery. The Olivier family first brought fine winemaking to the Elqui Valley with Viña Falernia in 1998. They honor the place and its history with the name of the winery - “Mayu” is the Incan word for the Milky Way’s river of stars. The driving force for starting a winery in Elqui was a passion for the challenge of transforming a tract of desert with enormous potential into a vineyard producing premium wines.

Mauro Olivier Alcayaga was the pioneer of planting fine wine grapes in the Elqui Valley in 2000 with his first Carmenere and Syrah plantings. Finally in 2005, he set up his own wine business.

Giorgio Flessati was born in Trento where he comes from a long line of viticulturists and chose to continue the family tradition, graduating in oenology at San Michele all’Adige, the celebrated wine academy near Trento. He is also the General Manager and Chief Winemaker for Lagaria in Italy (with projects in Trentino and Sicilia)."~Distributor Notes

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Mayu"Elqui Valley is known for least amount of precipitation in the world (actually it is #2 behind Antarctica). It borders the Atacama Desert, the best place in the world for stargazing because there is so little water vapor in the atmosphere. Elqui has a long history because it was the southern border of the Inca Empire. There are still thousands of signs of that civilization, including the irrigation channels network.

The Olivier family started Viña Mayu in 2005 as an independent family winery. The Olivier family first brought fine winemaking to the Elqui Valley with Viña Falernia in 1998. They honor the place and its history with the name of the winery - "Mayu" is the Incan word for the Milky Way's river of stars. The driving force for starting a winery in Elqui was a passion for the challenge of transforming a tract of desert with enormous potential into a vineyard producing premium wines.

Mauro Olivier Alcayaga was the pioneer of planting fine wine grapes in the Elqui Valley in 2000 with his first Carmenere and Syrah plantings. Finally in 2005, he set up his own wine business.

Giorgio Flessati was born in Trento where he comes from a long line of viticulturists and chose to continue the family tradition, graduating in oenology at San Michele all'Adige, the celebrated wine academy near Trento. He is also the General Manager and Chief Winemaker for Lagaria in Italy (with projects in Trentino and Sicilia)."

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Mustafa

Balanced

"Perfectly balanced - perhaps the biggest positive of this wonderful wine. High in alcohol with great acidity, minerality and spiciness -- like biting a green apple on a beautiful summers fresh from the orchard. Medium (and very acceptable) length - does not disappear on the mid palate like too many whites of this style do. I paired this with some spicy chicken salad and it worked well. The first dry px I've had. Wonderful wine- 91-92 points and great value. Kudos to empire on their fine selection."

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