In 1952, patriarch Søren Axelsen left his native Copenhagen to travel the world. Eventually, he settled in California to grow his own grapes. But he never forgot the remarkable growing regions he had seen in Chile, in particular Colchagua Valley, which showed such great potential to produce world-class wines.
By 1989, he had realized his dream, founding Viña La Playa alongside his sons Peter and Eric. Viña La Playa of Chile is a partnership between the Axelsens and two promient Chilean winemaking legends: the Sutil and Errázuriz families. The winery encompasses 597 acres of prime property in the Colchagua Valley, where its vineyards enjoy a unique microclimate that fosters the growth of premium wine grapes.
This wine is a perfect blend of 97 percent Cabernet Sauvignon and 3 percent Cabernet Franc. A Rich maroon color and typical blackcurrant bouquet of a Chile Cabernet. On the nose, ripe strawberry with hints of black pepper as well as red fruits. Medium powerful taste of blackcurrants, smoke, tannins and a little bitterness. It has great balance between structure and flavor with a light approachable palate. The finish is quite short.
Beef, lamb, game (deer, venison) and poultry are the perfect food pairs for this wine.