McKenna

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-whiteMcKenna Reserva  Sauvignon Blanc

The McKenna Collection Sauvignon Blanc is pale in colour with green overtones. On the nose it delivers ripe citrus aromas and the palate is dry and crisp with zesty fruit. It is best served with chicken dishes and salads.

 

 


mckenna-redMcKenna 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.

 

 

 

mckennawhiteMcKenna Sauvignon Blanc
The McKenna Collection Sauvignon Blanc is pale in colour with green overtones. On the nose it delivers ripe citrus aromas and the palate is dry and crisp with zesty fruit. It is best served with chicken dishes and salads.

 

 

mckennaredMcKenna Cabernet Sauvignon
The McKenna Collection Cabernet Sauvignon has an intense ruby red colour with well defined varietal fruit characters on the nose. The palate shows rich ripe berry flavours and good balance. It is best served with red meat dishes.

 

 

mckennaredMcKenna Merlot
Ruby in colour with violet tones and extremely well balanced. The palate is warm and silky, displaying generous fruit and glossy tannins.