Why you'll love this wine?
Entirely from Donoso’s own vineyards in Loncomilla. It’s 80% Carménère, and the rest is Malbec, all planted on granite soils about 25 years ago. The vineyard is close to the coast and you can taste it in the acidity and the freshness of the fruit. A mix of spice, raspberry and oak, with hints of tobacco and chocolate. The Carménère, with its herbal notes, is in command in this terrific lip smacking medium-bodied wine.
What are wine lovers like you saying...
“Lovely velvety texture and tannins, nice fresh acidity… Fruit party of blackberries, plum, blueberries and blackcurrant, little vanilla with hint of leather. Very long finish. Outstanding”
“Very smooth and light, high tannin, medium acidity, unreal drinking experience, one of best Chilean wines I’ve ever had”
Who made this lovely wine and how...?
Casa Donoso was founded in 1989 in the Maule Valley by French impresarios. It is based at the Fundo La Oriental, an estate close to the city of Talca, in the heart of the valley, where they have vines that were planted as much as 80 years ago. This is the Donoso Group’s primary winery, along with San V, Sucesor, and Palmira.
Maule Valley is Chile’s oldest wine region, about 150 miles south of Santiago, and is mainly volcanic soils. Casa Donoso has 4 vineyard areas around the town of Talca.