Viña Falernia Pedro Ximenez Reserva Elqui Valley 2010

Member Review by Jake Pippin:

Typically used to make Pisco in Chile, the small plantings of Pedro Ximenez used for still table wine is really only seen in the Elqui Valley of Chile. Elqui is one of Chile's northernmost wine regions and quite a mystical place in and of itself; it's no wonder they are experimenting with turning this grape into wine and it's actually not too bad. Fairly heavy on the lemon/lime flavors with some honeysuckle and apricot, Falernia's PX also exhibits some slight celery characteristics and an interesting musk of the sea on clams or shellfish. That being said this wine would go splendidly with seafood, particularly shellfish or shrimp. All in all it's unique and worth a little exploration if you want to try something different.

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Viña Falernia:
The company was founded in 1998 after Aldo Olivier Gramola realised the potential for producing superb wines in this seem-arid valley. Aldo settled with his family in the Elqui Valley in 1951 and has been producing grapes and wine there since 1975. The Falernia project was born after he met Giorgio Flessati, an enologist working in the Trentino region of northern Italy. This is an innovative... Read more
The company was founded in 1998 after Aldo Olivier Gramola realised the potential for producing superb wines in this seem-arid valley. Aldo settled with his family in the Elqui Valley in 1951 and has been producing grapes and wine there since 1975. The Falernia project was born after he met Giorgio Flessati, an enologist working in the Trentino region of northern Italy. This is an innovative venture given that Viña Falernia is Chile’s most northerly wine estate, a considerable distance from the country’s main wine-growing areas. The driving force has been a passion for the wine and the challenge of transforming a tract of desert into a green vineyard with enormous potential for producing premium wines, availing ourselves of the latest technology, the support of agronomist from Chile universities and of world renowned enologists. Read less

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Snooth User: Jake Pippin
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08/01/2012

Typically used to make Pisco in Chile, the small plantings of Pedro Ximenez used for still table wine is really only seen in the Elqui Valley of Chile. Elqui is one of Chile's northernmost wine regions and quite a mystical place in and of itself; it's no wonder they are experimenting with turning this grape into wine and it's actually not too bad. Fairly heavy on the lemon/lime flavors with some honeysuckle and apricot, Falernia's PX also exhibits some slight celery characteristics and an interesting musk of the sea on clams or shellfish. That being said this wine would go splendidly with seafood, particularly shellfish or shrimp. All in all it's unique and worth a little exploration if you want to try something different.



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