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Dona Bernarda was the first Icon wine released by Luis Felipe Edwards in honour of his wife, Bernardita. This wine has been made in small quantities since 1997, from the highest quality grapes grown on the very best vineyard plots on our estate. The main component is Cabernet Sauvignon, blended with Carmenere, Syrah , Petit Verdot, Petite Syrah, and Mouvedre. Varietal proportions change each year. This wine is afforded the very best treatment at each stage of its life; the best vineyard blocks are selected, low yields are left on each vine to allow for maximum fruit expression, each bunch is hand selected, grapes are gently crushed and fermented in small batches, and finally, the wine is aged for 18 months in new french oak. This premium blend has been awarded many prestigious international medals and accolades over the years, including the Trophy for Best Chilean Cabernet Sauvignon in Londonís International Wine Challenge.
This wine is a deep red color and is crafted from a blend of varieties. The fruit intensity is in the front of the wine, showing the best expression from our hills in Colchagua. Present are notes of dried plums, black cherry and violets on the nose with a hint of spiciness, complimented with toasty and sweet notes from aging in new oak barrels. The palate is soft and full bodied with a long length and complexity in the finish.
Grilled and smoked red meats, roasted venison, sharp cheddar cheese, eggplant and mushroom ragout.
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