Founded in 1999, Bodega Doña Felisa was born from the commitment of it´s founders,
José Maria Losantos, and his wife Gema Alonso.
Natives of Burgos, they discovered the city of Ronda and fell instantly in love, not only with the City, but with this marvelous corner of Andalucía which offers such unequalled conditions for the elaboration of fine wines.
Their passion for wine gave them no choice but to found the Bodega Doña Felia, which is now a prosperous business.
The Bodega is one hundred percent a family undertaking, with the second generation of the family now consolidating the project, and ensuring that the Bodega Doña Felisa continues as one of the most renouned and innovative bodegas in Andalucia.
Surrounded by the Serranía Rondeña and located in an area known as
CHINCHILLA, it falls within the D.O. Sierras de Malaga: and lies close to the ancient Roman city of Acinipo, where, a century before Christ, fine wines were created to be exported to the whole Roman Empire.
The several, distinct wines created by the Bodega Doña Felisa are the fruit of a century’s long study of the area, with one objective – the production of wines of the highest quality.
Our wines are elaborated through a process controlled at all stages: combining the cultivation of the vineyard, selection of the grapes to be picked, which are then harvested by-hand.
Thus our wine is grown and matured exclusively to our own design and conception, allowing us to offer to wine lovers a product of the highest quality.
This wine shows a bright and brilliant yellow color with hints of gold. The aroma of fruit with citrus undertones is intense, with notes of tropical fruits on a bed of pine and hazelnuts. On the palate this wine is outstanding for the fullness of his fruits, his distinction, his lightness and his freshness. An elegant wine, rich in sensations. A very special white wine. The bottles are numbered and available to sale by batch.
The grapes are treated with cold pre-maceration at 12ºC for 24 hours, and further maceration in stainless-steel vats using dry ice to achieve quickly the low temperature necessary. All of this, previous to fermentation with the best selected yeasts in stainless-steel vats, controlling always, the temperature appropriately.
This wine has rested for two month in French oak barrels, giving it a subtle nuances of wood.
Sushi, tuna, fine shell-fish, oysters and salted fish. Its subtlety likens it much to Champagne. Because of its fermentations in the barrel, it goes well with grilled or barbecued meats
A luminous wine with a medium light body of strawberry red. To the nose, there is an elegant yet subtle intensity, hinting of strawberries, raspberries and redcurrant: all within a bouquet of spring flowers touched with strawberries and cream. On the palate: is remarkable for the subtle tingling it produces, modulated by tones of strawberry and spring-time freshness. Nevertheless, this is a forceful wine with a lively yet non aggressive acidity and a finely balanced grade of alcohol. A wine to be savored.
Each year we choose the variety of grape which, in our judgment, will produce the finest Rosado.
A pre-maceration for 24 hours in a temperature of 14ºC coupled with removal of the grape-skins, ensuring the quality of this wine.
Is a young wine which keep his freshness for a long period.
This wine is excellent with pasta, with fried and barbecued fish and with all barbecued meat. The wine should be drunk chilled to accentuate its freshness.
It is harvested in a very traditional way, with mules on the precipitous slopes of the vineyard. The grapes of selected vines have a gentle exposure to the sun to generate the sugars necessary for the wine making. Only “Mosto Lagrima” is used. After filtering of the Must, it will be fortified with 8% alcohol which promotes a slow and complex fermentation. After 49 days when wine has reached 15% alcohol, this wine will be chilled to end the fermentation.
Pale and brilliant straw yellow in colour
Intense with traces of tropical fruits, all with a gentle, fresh acidity.
Very fruity and refreshing wine. A well rounded and long finish wine. Savoury, pleasant and memorable wine..
Patés, foié, cheses and a diversity of deserts and iceas creams.
Brilliant, full bodied wine with a clear color of almost royal-purple. In the nose: intense but fine aromas of fruit with notes of toasted spices and hints of rosemary with woodland savors. On the palate: beautifully assembled, smooth and fruity in the mouth with agreeably modulated tannins, giving a long finish to a well balanced wine.
90% Tempranillo, 10% Tintilla de Rota
Involves a cold Maceration of grapes at 14ºC during 24 hours and a further maceration in stainless-steel vats for 2 days. Subsequently the wine is fermented with selected yeasts in the vat, at a controlled temperature. The 'Malolactic-fermentation' also occurs within the vat.
The wine is matured for 4 months in French oak barrel.
Goes well with all sorts of tapas, especially iberico-ham, and dishes with spicy sauces or salads.
92 puntos Verema
A full bodied wine with rich ruby red color. On the palate: smooth and intensely aromatic. Darkly spirituous fruits, which combine cedar and spices of fine French oak, all within soothing notes of eucalyptus and a hint of claves. The first Spanish wine to win: In Paris – The Gold Medal of the ‘Best Cabernet-Sauvignon In The World’.
Cabernet Sauvignon (85%), Merlot (15%)
Involves a cold maceration of the grapes at 14ºC during 24 hours the wine is fermented with the best selected yeasts in the vat, at a controlled temperature. The 'malolactic-fermentation' takes place in barrels of French oak.
Takes place in French oak barrel around 15 months.
A serious wine, to be reconmended to go with all red meat, game and all strong flavored grills.
91 Puntos Peñín
Encaste personifies a wine from a city and land whose traditions lie deep in the ambiamce of classical Rome. The sunlight, the climate, the culture, and above all, the ancient art of the bull; all ensure that Cabernet Sauvignon vine, from wich issues this wine, represents the character and the profundity of this ancient land, where the bull’s head blazes from the bridge over Ronda’s great gorge. Its twelve months of pampered rest in barrels of French oak produces a wine of great beauty yo the eye, profound blasamic aromas, a mellow hint of wood and a flavour that is...
Medium height intense and a clear appearance of fruit.
An intense, aromatic flavor of mature fruit; hints of liquorices and cedar with a touch of french oak together with traces of chocolate and spices.
The smooth taste of a fully and finely rounded wine which evokes the savour of montain fruits while combining great intensity with freshness on the palate
12 months in barrels of French oak.
Subtle flavours of roasted game together with hints of dark chocolate.
This wine shows a cherry-red color with of medium density, whilst being clear and brilliant with great aromatic intensity. In the nose: aromas of blueberry and woodland fruits all enlaced within notes of chocolate, toasted spices and a hint of oak and salinity. On the Palate: a charming entry on the palate wrapped within a floral overture. A hint of bitterness as the wine passes through the mouth, expressing its gently tempered minerality. Full and potent on the palate with an elegant and prolonged finish.
Tempranillo and Syrah
Involves a cold maceration of the grapes at 14ºC during 24 hours and a further maceration in stainless-steel vats for 3 to 4 days. Subsequently the wine is fermented with selected yeasts in the vat, at a controlled temperature. The 'malolactic-fermentation' also occurs within the vat.
A maturing period of 9 months is allowed in barrels of French oak.
The most versatile of alI our wines, it goes well with fish due to has a slight salinity; as well with pasta and is fantastic with grilled meats.
92 puntos Verema
A young wine which involves a cold maceration of grapes at 14º C for 24 hours and further maceration in stainless- steel tanks for 2-3 days, afterwards, the wine is fermented with selected yeast stainless steel tanks at controlled temperature. Subsequently, the malolactic- fermentation take place there.
Clear, Brilliance and intense purple color. Medium- deep intensity.
Clean, medium- pronounced intensity with some aroma characteristics of redcurrant and blackberry, white flowers and small notes of black pepper.
Perfect texture, weight feel and unctuous in mouth and Good balance in acidity, fresh and very fruity.
This wine has not undergone any process of stabilization , so it may have precipitates .
Three wines elaborated by the Bodega Doña Felisa are tasted and are accompanied by home-made tapas. Duration of the tasting: 30 min Available from Monday to Sunday, from 10am to 2pm Other times available by previous arrangement.
Your visit commences with a tour of our vineyards, which also allows you to appreciate our marvelous views. You then you visit the different areas of the Bodega, the Elaboration Room, the Bottling Room, and the Barrel Room. You end with a tasting of three wines elaborated by Bodega Doña Felisa accompanied by tapas: so you are able to follow the whole process of wine making from the grape to your glass. Duration of the visita: 60 min Available from Monday to Sunday, from 10am to 2pm *For less than 4, check availability and prices in advance. Make sure you don´t miss...
We begin our visit with a tour of the vineyards and enjoy the marvelous views. Then we visit the rooms where the wine is Elaborated together with the Bottling and Maturing rooms: so discovering the whole wine-making process, ‘from grape to glass’. The visit ends with either a lunch or dinner designed to achieve a fusion of our wines with the best of local food. Times: Monday to Sunday. 10am to 2pm. Other times by arrangement. *For less than 4, check availability and prices in advance.Make sure you don´t miss it by booking in advance.