Type: Red Wine
Country: Chile
Region: Central Valley
Code: LADE005
An easy-drinking, fruit-led Merlot from the Central Valley in Chile. Classic in style with soft, plummy fruit, subtle tannins and medium-bodied.
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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.
Notes of plum, cherry and hints of raspberry. Beautifully integrated flavours combined with soft tannins and good structure.
Pairs with a variety of red and white meats, and pasta dishes. Or enjoy a glass on its own.
The Merlot grapes are harvested by machine and the grapes crushed at their winery in the Central Valley within 3 hours of picking. This minimises any fars of oxidation and bruising. The juice and skins are macerated together during the warm ( 22 degrees C ) ferment on skins in tanks with th wine finishing before racking into a series of tanks where any adjustments are made before final filtering and bottling in early Spring

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