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Mayu Sauvignon Blanc 2015 750ml
SKU 782627

Mayu Sauvignon Blanc 2015

Mayu - Elqui Valley - Chile

Professional Wine Reviews for Mayu Sauvignon Blanc 2015

Rated 90 by Robert Parker
As with the PX, I also tasted the 2015 Sauvignon Blanc, and the warmer growing season seems to have amplified the herbal aromas with notes leaning towards the asparagus and green bean spectrum; this is definitely riper because of lower yields, as the region is suffering a severe drought. The style is therefore a little different, and it's more a matter of personal taste. There is more concentration here and the saline component is also more evident. Today, I give the edge to this 2015. A great value.

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Winery: Mayu

Varietal: Sauvignon Blanc

Sauvignon Blanc is widely considered to be one of the finest varietals of white wine grapes. The green skinned fruit is notable for ripening relatively early in the year, due to the fact that it prefers milder temperatures and cannot maintain its distinctive flavors in hot climates. As such, it has become a favorite grape varietal for wineries in many very different countries around the world, where it can benefit from brisk, coastal breezes and mild early summers. Sauvignon Blanc is revered for its freshness and zesty character, and generally produces wines which are dry and very crisp on the palate. However, there are a wide variety of wines produced from this wonderfully versatile grape – with many wineries preferring to age the fermented juices in oak, or allowing malolactic fermentation to add a creamier, buttery finish to the grassy and tropical, citrus flavors it often carries.

Country: Chile

When the wealthy new landowners of the 19th century began planting large vineyards in the fertile central valleys of Chile, they must have been impressed at how successful the imported Old World grape varietals took to the land. However, such a fact is hardly surprising; with eight months of blazing sunshine coupled with oceanic winds from the west, and crystal clear spring waters from the Andes irrigating the soil, grapes such as Malbec, Merlot, Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon were given everything they needed to flourish, and more. As the centuries passed, Chilean wineries continued to expand and experiment, resulting in a wide range of wine production methods and techniques, and consistently producing fine quality wines perfect for the international market. Nowadays, Chile is renowned for producing a wide variety of crisp white wines, and juicy, fruity reds enjoyed around the world for their drinkability and flavorful character, making this country very much one of the 'New World', albeit one with a fascinating link to the Old.