Type: Red Wine
Country: Chile
Region: Leyda Valley
Code: DANC001
A wonderful new wine from this top Chilean producer - soft, juicy and full of fruit

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.
Bright ruby red in colour. On the nose it is elegant and intense with aromas of blackberry, fresh strawberries and raspberries, with soft touches of earh and graphite, finishing with elegant touches of cedar and mocha from maturation in French oak barrels. Soft and mature tannins, with a juicy and persistent finish.
The grape variety will enhance the flavour of whole grains, all kinds of mushroom and herbs. Try with white meat, stews and flavoured fish dishes. An ideal accompaniment to dry cheeses like Edam.
In the Leyda Valley, with its cooling ocean breezes, our Pinot Noir grapes ripen slowly. They develop intense berry fruit characteristics whilst retaining all their natural freshness. The resulting wine was aged in French oak barriques to considerably increase its complexity and texture. Deliciously supple, with ripe, smoky fruit flavours balanced by refreshing acidity.

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