Las Manitos Chardonnay

LASM050
An intense and fresh Chardonnay with fresh fruit and floral characteristics. A wonderful core of crunchy apple skin and lemon zest flavours, with buttery undertone.
Type:
Vintage:
2019
Size:
75cl
Main Grape:
Grape Mix:
100%
Style:
Dry
ABV:
13%
Region:
Country:
Chile
Body:
Rich, rounded and full flavoured
Drinking Window:
Drink now
Closure Type:
Screw Cap
£7.99
 

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

Yellow in appearance with golden highlights. White flower and fruit aromas on the nose coupled with subtle caramel notes. Fresh on the palate, with good weight and persistence.

Food Matches

Try as a fabulous aperitif. Pair with seafood, salads, white meat and fish.

Vinification

A wine developed in conjunction with House of Townend, this light and vibrant Chardonnay comes from higher altitude vineyards that display a crisper and less obvious tropical fruit character. All the grapes are harvested and pressed within 3 hours of picking, with the clear juice settled in tank for several days to clear any solids, before fermentation begins naturally, and continues in steel tanks under cool termperature- controlled conditions for around 20 days. The wine is then racked through a series of tanks and the wine bottled in late spring after adjustment for acidity and a small portion of wine matured in contact with oak is added.