Casa Donoso

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High reviews for Casa Donoso wines!

“Perla Negra” 2009 – 91 Points Wine Enthusiast


“1810” Red Blend – 2011 – 90 Points Wine Enthusiast


Accolades Casa Donoso 2013


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Casa Donoso – “Old vines make the best wines”

Viña Casa Donoso made its way into the market, at a time when the Chilean winemaking industry started to get more sophisticated. In 1989, a group of foreign investors, captivated by the beauty and the potential of the environment, bought Fundo La Oriental, a historic domaine in the very heart of Maule Valley,

This women, with her outstanding charm and a marked talent for business, not only inspired one of the first labels, Doña Lucía, but the overall work concept of Viña Casa Donoso which relies upon the traditional elaboration of red and white wines in the best of French styles.

During several years, Viña Casa Donoso has developed a collection of highest quality products, and its catalogue shows some exceptional labels: The Icon of the winery “D” Casa Donoso, its Super Premium Perla Negra, launched this year, and the Premium wines Casa Donoso 1810 and Casa Donoso Clos Centenaire, followed by the Gran Reserva Bicentenario and Reserva Evolución. All of these wines have been elaborated with carefully selected grapes and show a unique and unmistakable character.

With the years, the size of the winery has doubled, as other terroirs have been added in the region of San Javier, in the same Maule Valley but slightly south of the original estate. Expansion also included San Vicente estate, 472 hectares in the northern part of the valley. Currently, the winery covers an overall surface of 710 hectares.

At the beginning of 2011, there was a change in ownership, which brought fresh energies to the project. The new holders plainly endorsed the winery’s concept of development and its commitment with careful levels of production in the traditional grapes Cabernet Sauvignon, Carménère, Merlot, Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay, as
they represent the basis for the elaboration of the different product lines, Reserva, Gran Reserva, Premium, Super Premium and Icon, which all have reached presence, participation and recognition across five continents.

Welcome to Viña Casa Donoso,
Heart of the Maule Valley, Chile

We have 4 lines of wines to suit your tastes:

1. Reserve:”Evolucion”

2. Gran Reserva: “Bicentenario”

3. Premium: “Perla Negra” , “1810”, “Clos Centenaire”

4. Icon: “D”


Reserve: “Evolucion” – wines available:

Red: Carmenere, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot

White: Sauvignon  Blanc and Chardonnay

The Reserve wines are wines that go according to the present time, the new world, young and cheerful.

Gran Reserva: “Bicentenario” – wines available:

Red: Carmenere, Cabernet Sauvignon

White: Chardonnay

Gran Reserve wine is the product of the creole tradition, typical of the Central Valley of Chile.

Premium Wines: “Perla Negra”, 1810 Blend, and Clos Centenaire:

“Black Pearl” is a lot like its namesake: A jewel grown in the Maule Valley, thanks to a delicate winemaking and the limited selection of only the best and oldest wines of our domaine.
Tasting Notes
Black Pearl shows an intense ruby red color. On the nose, it reminds of fine spices, smoke and blackberries, as well as interesting hints of oak and vanilla, product of its aging in French barrels. In the mouth, it reveals balanced, with a mix of flavors resulting from the assembly of the different grapes, with an elegant, fine and long ending.
50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Carménère, 20% Malbec and 10% Cabernet Franc. All varieties are estate grown on sandy clay loam, and irrigated twice to three times a year by melt waters from the Andes Range.

  • 1810 Cabernet Sauvignon / Carmenere blend

    “1810”.    The thorough wine making work, along with the longevity of our vineyards, results in this grand and elegant exponent of the Maule Valley. The perfect blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon and 50% Carménère, ceates a balance and (noble kindness – si quieren) gentleness from these marvelous stocks.
    Tasting Notes
    This wine has an intense ruby-red color with subtle violet hues. On the nose it presents extraordinary aromas of mature blackberries and figs, fine spices and hints of candied fruits along with subtle toasted notes, vanilla and toffee, as a result of barrel aging. This delicate nose, complemented by a well-structured mouth feel, results in a beautiful wine with mature tannins and a long and elegant finish.
    50% Cabernet Sauvignon and 50% Carménère.


  • Clos Centenaire



This wine has a brilliant and deep ruby-red color. On the nose it presents itself complex and elegant, with aromas of tobacco, cedar, tones of fruits like blackberries, and rose petals. In the mouth, its acidity is elegant, involving, with mature tannins, and a good finish.

40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Malbec, 20% Carménère and 10% Cabernet Franc.

Hand-picked separately during the second week of April and the beginning of May, 2009.


Icon: “D”

“D” is the result of the best of our domaine: Vineyards with an average age of 60 years, combined with refined wine making skills account for this balanced, fine and elegant blend, apt for degustation by real conoisseurs.
Tasting Notes
Intense and brilliant red color with delicate violet hues. Its aroms reminds of black fruits and blackberries, delicate spiced hints of pepper and anise, toasted oak and vanilla, product of its aging in French barrels. The taste is harmonious, with silky tannins and balanced acidity. Its finish is elegant and persistent.
40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Carménère, 20% Malbec and 10% Cabernet Franc.




Evolucion – Chard -shelf talker (.doc)