The McKenna Collection Chilean Wine: Irish Heritage
General Juan McKenna was born in 1771, a son to William McKenna and Eleanor O’Reilly. In 1787 he was accepted into the Irish Brigade of the Spanish army, Juan McKenna went on to become a hero in Chile during the Chilean War of Independence.
His descendents McKenna Undurraga were one of the pioneers of Chile’s famous wine making. As a fitting tribute to Juan McKenna and in view of his descendants’ role in Chilean Wine History, Comans decided to commemorate him with a wine collection in his honour.
The two varieties of The McKenna Collection sold in Ireland are Sauvignon Blanc and Cabernet Sauvignon. Launched in 2009, The McKenna Collection has fast become the third biggest Chilean Wine in the Irish Market.
McKenna Reserva Sauvignon Blanc
This wine has a pale colour with green overtones. On the nose, it delivers ripe citrus aromas and the
palate is dry and crisp with zesty fruit.
McKenna Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon
This wine is a very attractive and intense vivid red colour. In the bouquet, ripe red fruit combines with
the complexity of the wood, which provides notes of vanilla, chocolate, tobacco and hazelnuts. The
palate has good volume and gentle, well-rounded tannins.
McKenna Reserva Merlot
This wine has a beautiful violet red colour with an elegant aroma. Oak characters have immaculately
combined with the fruit flavours making it ideal for all occasions.