Maray Gran Reserva Viognier
Maray is an ancient grinding mill used in Chilean mining to break down large pieces of rock. The diversity of minerals found in Chile's soil is what gives these wines their personality and character.
A small scale, exclusive winery. Head winemaker, Felipe Müller East, has a wealth of experience from working at wineries all over the world and has won 'Winemaker of the Year' on several occasions. The winery itself is built to be gravity fed, letting nature do the hard work of transporting fruit and wine about the place, avoiding expending any unnecessary energy pumping the stuff around. Clever, eh?
The Limari valley in Chile sees just 80mm of rainfall per year. This dry climate, twinned with the cooling influence of sea fog from the Pacific ocean makes for very strong vines with healthy grapes.
The grapes are directly pressed (without crushing), to ensure that the juice settles quickly and retains fresh acidity. The must is then left to settle at a low temperature for 12 hours and then fermented with selected yeasts at controlled temperatures. Following the fermentation, the wine is matured in stainless steel tanks.
A clean, yellow colour. The nose is bright with citrus, ripe stone fruits and flowers. On the palate, delicate hints of apricots, pears and citrus fruit combine with smooth acidity to provide an elegant and balanced wine.