Country: Chile Region: Central Valley
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
Vintage: 2013 Colour: Red Style: Dry
Producer: Undurraga Winery
The McKenna Collection Chilean Wine: Irish Heritage
General Juan McKenna was born in 1771, a son to William McKenna and Eleanor O’Reilly. In 1787 he was accepted into the Irish Brigade of the Spanish army, Juan McKenna went on to become a hero in Chile during the Chilean War of Independence.
His descendents McKenna Undurraga were one of the pioneers of Chile’s famous wine making. As a fitting tribute to Juan McKenna and in view of his descendants’ role in Chilean Wine History, Comans decided to commemorate him with a wine collection in his honour.
The two varieties of The McKenna Collection sold in Ireland are Sauvignon Blanc and Cabernet Sauvignon. Launched in 2009, The McKenna Collection has fast become the third biggest Chilean Wine in the Irish Market.
The Undurraga family owns over 2,000 acres of prime vineyards in Chile's foremost appellations, the Maipo and Colchagua Valleys. Since the beginning in 1885, the Undurraga tradition has taken hold, producing outstanding wines from some of the finest raw material on earth - grapes nurtured in the earth and sun of these fertile valleys.
The Undurragas were early pioneers in Chilean winemaking, planting French varietals before the turn on the century and using wood barrels crafted by a master French cooper to age the wines and bring forward rich bouquet and flavors. In 1903, they were first to export wines to the U.S.
Undurraga's Santa Ana Estate, pictured on every label, is a proud expression of their long tradition of quality and innovation. Over the last few years, Undurraga has heavily invested in prime vineyards and facilities.
Ageing Potential: 9 Years
Undurraga Reserve Selection Cabernet Sauvignon is a full-bodied, well-structured wine of quintessential Cabernet varietal character, showing pronounced blackberry and cassis flavors with notes of violets, mint and vanilla both on the palate and in the bouquet. Its particular smoothness and balance follow.
Food Matches:Red Meat / Lamb / Vegetarian / Venison / suitable for Vegans