Maycas del Limarí's Icon Wine is a Chardonnay grown at Quebrada Seca Vineyard, located on the north Limarí riverbank, 190 meters above sea level.
This area enjoys mostly sunny days, while its proximity to the Pacific Ocean helps keep temperatures checked. Its calcareous and red clayish soils contribute their fair share to the overall freshness and minerality of this wine.
To Marcelo Papa, winemaker, “the signature of this extraordinary Quebrada Seca Chardonnay is its crisp acidity, outstanding granite minerality and fine-tuned structure.”
VARIETY: 100% Chardonnay.
VINEYARD: Quebrada Seca, Limarí Valley.
HARVEST: Hand-picked on the 24th March 2009.
SOIL: Alluvial, clay and sandy. Poor in organic matter, with round stones, calcareous elements and good permeability.
CLIMATE: Semi-arid with coastal influences.
AGING: We use the finest French oak barrels to gently mature the wine for a period of 12 months, during this time the wine takes on a buttery nuance. After its time in barrel we leave the wines bottled in our cellar for a further 12 months.
COLOUR: Bright fresh pale lemon yellow.
AROMA: Flattering dry flint and fresh zingy limes.
PALATE: A sophisticated Chardonnay, crisp lime acidity with a flinty palate, this wine has a nose of fresh lemon groves.
SUGGESTED FOOD PAIRING: Seafood and fish dishes with rich creamy sauces, salads and antipasti.