Located in a beautiful landscape in the Ronda La Vieja area some 25 minutes from El Guarda is the Doña Felisa winery, producing their wines under the name of “Chinchilla” the name of the parish.
The owners; Gema Alonso Araico and her husband Jose María Losantos Hernando and their daughters run the bodega as a real family business. They purchased the first plot of around 5 hectares in 1999 and do now own about 25.
The land is predominantly sandy but with some areas of limestone which, with its good drainage properties, makes it perfect for creating the region’s fabulous wines. The grape varieties cultivated are Tempranillo, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Syrah.
At present the diverse wines of Chinchilla are the result of an exclusive and deeply studied “terroir” in order to obtain these high quality wines. The soil in each plot has been studied and planted with the vine variety which will give the best result. The winery also pays great attention to wine production. With an exhaustive control of the fruit quality from the vineyard through to the fermentation tanks..
The approach to winemaking is modern, employing the latest technological innovations, but is combined with the traditional methods and wisdom of experienced professionals.
Brilliant, full bodied wine, almost royal-purple in colour. Intense on the nose with fine aromas of fruit, notes of toasted spices and hints of rosemary with woodland notes. On the palate: beautifully assembled, smooth and fruity with agreeably restrained tannins, giving a long finish to a well balanced wine.
This is a sweet Moscatel, the type of wine which brought fame to Málaga and which is making a welcome comeback. Only 2,000 bottles were made. A small amount of wine alcohol is added to fresh Moscatel juice producing a slow and incomplete fermentation and amazing freshness and natural sweetness. These wines are delicious!
Ronda is better known for red wines yet is quite capable of producing excellent whites. This very limited release is made only from selected grapes and the latest techniques where some of the wine is barrel fermented while the rest ferments in tank using dry ice to avoid oxidation.
This blend of Tempranillo and Syrah is a dark, clean and bright wine with lots of fruit aromas and even those of the Serrania de Ronda. The Bodega Doña Felisa, near Ronda (Malaga), is a family business whose success has consisted in creating a series of wines with charm and character at a reasonable price. The cellar, well equipped and well integrated, is...
Bodegas Doña Felisa are near the Roman town of Acinipo near Ronda and offer great value wines. Their interesting range is organically produced and the wines are alluring and easy to drink while use of French oak gives them a more serious quality.
The Chinchilla wines of Bodegas Doña Felisa near Ronda are great wines at reasonable prices. They are organically produced, and thus the vineyards are clean and healthy. The wines are fruity and easy to drink yet use of French oak gives them a more serious quality.