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Doňa Bernarda 2015

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Doňa Bernarda was the first Icon wine released by Luis Felipe Edwards in honour of his wife Bernadita. This wine has been made in small quantities since 1997, from the highest quality grapes grown on the very best vineyard plots on the estate.
Type:
Vintage:
2015
Size:
75cl
Main Grape:
Grape Mix:
78% Cabernet Sauvignon, 19% Syrah, 3% Petit sirah
Genres:
Style:
N/A
ABV:
14.5%
Region:
Country:
Chile
Sub Region:
Colchagua Valley
Body:
Rich, bold and robust
Drinking Window:
Drink now
Closure Type:
Cork
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Viña Luis Felipe Edwards

The history of Viña Luis Felipe Edwards (LFE) dates back to 1976, when Luis Felipe Edwards Sr. purchased the Fundo San José de Puquillay estate, located in the Colchagua Valley, a premier viticultural region in Chile. The estate sits nestled in a secluded horseshoe-shaped valley, separated from the majestic snow-capped Andes by the smaller San Fernando ridge. At that time, it was planted with 60 hectares of vines dating back from the beginning of the 20th century, consisting mainly of Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Carmenere and Merlot. In the early Nineties, Luis Felipe Sr. decided to make wine under his own name and so built a modern winery equipped with the latest state of the art techNology. The first vintage, Luis Felipe Edwards Cabernet Sauvignon 1994, was launched on the international market in late 1995 and is still drinking well to this day, a testament to the level of quality of LFE wines since day one.

Tasting Notes

The grapes for Doňa Bernarda come from vineyards at 900 metres above sea level, a unique vineyard in the Colchagua Valley and a privileged place that benefits from a diversity of soils and a climate where the grapes ripen slowly giving excellent aromas and a natural acidity. The wine is intense red in colour, with aromas of red fruit, cassis, black pepper and cedar. The palate is concentrated with silky tannins and has great balance.

Food Matches

Try with grilled and smoked red meats, roasted venison, or mature cheddar cheese.