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Viña Leyda

Website : www.leyda.cl

The Leyda Valley lies to the west of Santiago, just 14km from the Pacific, and its closeness to the sea ensures wonderfully cooling summer breezes which whip across the vineyard from 10am each day, moderating temperatures and cleansing the vineyard. In 1997 the Fernandez family, together with Gustavo Llona, recognised the potential of the area for growing grapes and established Viña Leyda. In the course of building an eight-kilometre pipeline from the Maipo River for irrigation, crucial research suggested that the cool but sunny climate would suit Pinot, Sauvignon and Chardonnay and planting took place, with the first harvest in 2001. Now with 216 hectares under vine, the Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay are all thriving, and with Merlot on the way, the future for Viña Leyda is very exciting. Their Garuma Sauvignon Blanc won the top ‘Best Value Whites’ trophy at the Wines of Chile awards 2011, one of five trophies for the winery.

Other wines by this producer

  1. 2010 Riesling, Neblina Vineyard, Viña Leyda

    The pureness of this Riesling is shown in its floral, fruity and delightful flavours Elegant, mineral, expressive, with cherimoya, tangy, mandarin fruit and flower hints. Creamy texture in palate, with sweet front palate, honey suckle, white fruit, crisp acidity and juicy-lingering ending.

  2. 2010 Chardonnay Lot 5, Viña Leyda

    Complex wine that shows character of the site. Has a great diversity of flavours and layers, together with a smooth texture and a bright and mineral acidity.

  3. 2012 El Viento Cabernet Sauvignon, Viña Leyda

    Deep, dark Cabernet Sauvignon with black cherry and rich cassis flavours. Sumptuous and luscious flavours of ripe berries on the palate.

  4. 2012 Sauvignon Gris, Kadun Vineyard, Viña Leyda

    Pale straw colour with simple aroma of lime and spice. Very clean and crisp palate with light lime flavours and a touch of floweriness. Tropical fruits also evident finishing with a twist of sherbet.

  5. 2012 Sauvignon Blanc, Garuma Vineyard, Viña Leyda

    Has a delicate and deep nose. Ripe citrus aromas such as grapefruit combine with fresh green lime and hints of green chilli peppers on the nose. On the palate this wine is fully concentrated and fresh, with mineral tones at the front, a rich mid palate and a well balanced grapefruit character on the finish.

  6. 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserva, Viña Leyda

    Soft and structured Cabernet Sauvignon with red fruit and gentle toast. Plums and cherries in the up front well integrated with hints of tobacco and mocha. It is an expressive Cabernet where the tipicity of the variety stands out from the oak. In mouth it has lively fruit, making this wine a fresh and juicy one, with soft and friendly tannins.

  7. 2012 Merlot Reserva, Viña Leyda

    Honest and fresh style, this is a juicy and red fruit Merlot.Sweet aromas of plums, cherries, and spices. Dark chocolate and tobacco notes add complexity in the nose. Well structured in the mouth, wide and dense, with ripe tannins, bright acidity and a pleasant finish.

  8. 2011 Reserva Syrah, Viña Leyda

    Expressive, cold climate style of Syrah, with lots of spiciness, white pepper, floral notes (violets) and red acid fruit such as raspberries. Nice oak, well integrated giving soft somkiness to the final blend. In mouth it is fruity, juicy and fresh, with good acidity that enlarges the palate. The tannins are soft and sweet. Mineral, this Syrah seduces with its maritime character.

  9. 2012 Pinot Noir Cahuil, Viña Leyda

    Pinot Noir Cahuil Vineyard is intense and with high complexity on the nose, with aromas of strawberries, red cherries and a hint of orange peel.

  10. 2013 El Viento Sauvignon Blanc, Viña Leyda

    Spiky lemon and lime flavours complemented by the characteristic touch of gooseberry associated with the Sauvignon Blanc grape.

  11. 2013 Sauvignon Reserva, Viña Leyda

    Intense and fruity on the nose with citrus aromas of grapefruit and mandarin. Bright and fresh on the palate with citrus and apple character. Light body and a lingering grapefruit aftertaste.

  12. 2013 Chardonnay Reserva, Viña Leyda

    As a tribute to the varietal pureness, this is a fruit driven style and unoaked Chardonnay.It has ripe citrus and semitropical hints of kiwi and cherimoya. it has sweet and leesy texture, balanced with a juicy finish.

  13. 2012 Pinot Noir Reserva, Viña Leyda

    Bright ruby red colour. A fruity nose with strawberries, hints of red cherries and a subtle wild herb notes with a delicate smokiness and tobacco. Refined on the palate, juicy and full of ripe berry flavours, a hint of minerality and refreshing finish.

  14. 2012 Pinot Noir Las Brisas, Viña Leyda

    A great exponent of Pinot Noir, aromatically fresh and complex. A juicy, fruity and elegant wine. Bright colour. Clean and direct fruity nose, with hints of red cherries, raspberries and a subtle wild herb note. Delicate and refined on the palate. Juicy with ripe flavours of berries combined with mineral notes and a lively acidity.

  15. 2013 Chardonnay, Falaris Hill Vineyard, Viña Leyda

    Falaris Hill Vineyard Chardonnay has a refined and complex nose with ripe citrus character and mineral notes. Subtle oak influence combines with lemon and dry wheat aromas. Fresh and dense in the mouth, with a creamy texture in the mid palate and a lively acidity further back, providing freshness and length to a toasted almonds aftertaste.

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