Chile

Viña Leyda

Leyda Valley

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. Until recently the landscape was dominated by wheat and barley but 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.

The El Viento wines are made for us from Central Valley fruit by their talented young winemaker Viviana Navarette. Her experience in cool climate winemaking is evident in the fresh, clean purity of style which these great value wines represent.

Tim Atkin wrote recently: “This thrilling, recently planted area has the potential to become one of the New World’s best wine regions. Remember the name, because it could become as famous as Marlborough, Stellenbosch, McLaren Vale and the Napa Valley”.

Visit: www.leyda.cl

9 Item(s)

  1. Leyda Chardonnay Reserva Leyda Valley

    Appetising citrus and honey aroma. Crisp and juicy, with amazing length of flavour for its price. Learn More

    £10.50
  2. Leyda Sauvignon Reserva Leyda Valley

    Well rounded, with lots of zippy Sauvignon citrus fruit character, and a nice weight of mouth feel on the finish. Learn More

    £10.50
  3. Leyda Sauvignon Gris Kadun Vineyard Leyda Valley

    Terrific wine! Clean-cut, sparkly acidity and minerality is perfectly balanced against a cocktail of zesty tropical fruits. Learn More

    £12.95
  4. Leyda Sauvignon Blanc Garuma Vineyard Leyda Valley

    A delicious cool climate Sauvignon Blanc backbone and bite, combined with a luscious gooseberry fruit character. Learn More

    £12.95
  5. Leyda Chardonnay Falaris Hill Vineyard Leyda Valley

    The subtle oak in this wine is perfectly balanced with the smooth, fruity Chardonnay fruit.

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    Special Price

    £9.95 £13.95

    Special Price

    £9.95 £13.95
  6. Leyda Chardonnay Lot 5 Leyda Valley

    A very classy Chilean Chardonnay - packed with complex, buttery oak, and a refreshing mango and melon fruit character on the mid-palate. Learn More

    £18.50
  7. Leyda Pinot Noir Las Brisas Leyda Valley

    This award winning Pinot Noir has a superbly satisfying cherries and damsons fruit, with soft, well-knitted tannins on the finish. Learn More

    £14.95
  8. Leyda Pinot Noir Reserva Leyda Valley

    Juicy and full of ripe berry flavours with a hint of minerality. Learn More

    £11.75
  9. Leyda Syrah Reserva, Leyda Valley

    Expressive, complex, silky and juicy - amazing value! Learn More

    £10.95