Mayu Reserva Carménère

mayuMayu is the ancient Inca name for the Milky Way constellation. Crystal clear skies above the Elqui Valley – Chile’s most northerly vineyards – are as perfect for growing fantastic vines as for stargazing.

The grapes for this wine come from two vineyards, Quebrada de Talca (350 metres above sea level, grapes harvested at the beginning of May) and Ladera in Vicuna (650 metres above sea level, grapes harvested in the middle of April).

Made in a style similar to Old World Italian wines [¹], this is a very fruit driven wine that is juicy  with a nice dark color and a perfect balance of body, soft tannins and oak character. Mayu Carménère is matured for eight months in French oak barrels to achieve the perfect balance between ripe blackberry, plum fruits and a touch of vanilla with spices.

★★★★☆

Grape: 55% Carmenere, 45% Syrah
Vintage: 2013
Origin: Valle De Elqui, Chile
Colour: Deep red with violet reflections
Bouquet: Blackberries and sour cherry, elegant notes of toasted oak, cedar, fine spices.
Taste: A juicy, rich and full-bodied palate with notes of cassis, spice and well integrated oak are married with soft, ripe tannins and superb acidity which create an elegant and rounded wine in the mouth.

Ideal wine for beef, mutton, lamb, game and casseroles.

 

[¹] Old World is referring to wines made in countries that are considered the birthplaces of wine, basically that’s Europe and the Middle East. Some of the countries that are Old World include: France, Spain, Italy, Germany, Portugal, Austria, Greece, Lebanon, Israel, Croatia, Georgia, Romania, Hungary and Switzerland. Characteristically  wines from the Old World tend to be lighter-bodied and lower in alcohol.

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