- Region : Jerez
- Winemaker(s) : Bodegas Rubio
LUIS FELIPE is a Palmerina estate specialized in the raising of brandys and vinegars. Since its foundation in 1946, it has maintained a strong commitment to offer its customers products of extraordinary quality. Luis Felipe has his origin in the personal reserve of Don Antonio de Orléans, Duke of Montpensier and son of the King of France Luis Felipe I, who resided in the Sevillian Palace of San Telmo from 1849 until his death in 1890. He was destined for this elaborate brandy and aged in La Palma del Condado, endowed with a remarkable density of colour and aromas as well as a soft confinement favored by the passage of time; a brandy very distinctive to everything known then as in France or Jerez. Their exceptional qualities were possible thanks to the fact that at that time the first and most important alcohol distillery in Spain was established in La Palma del Condado, where cognacs were produced that had nothing to envy to the best French brands. This distillery supplied all the large Jerez warehouses of the time, because their products were considered insurmountable.
Since its discovery more than a century ago, Luis Felipe has preserved its magnificent range of excellence. The aging through the traditional system of soleras-criaderas and a very limited production have allowed to rigorously guarantee the extraordinary quality of the product. Bodegas Rubio presents its brandy distinguishing them for old age, and calls them: Luis Felipe Brandy Gran Reserva, King Luis Felipe Brandy Gran Reserva and Luis Felipe One Hundred Brandy Gran Reserva. To this list of products joins the liqueur Luis Felipe, the vinegar Corumbel Añada 1965 and the Balsamic vinegar with protected designation of origin "Vinagre del Condado de Huelva".Since its discovery more than a century ago, Bodegas Rubio LUIS FELIPE has maintained its magnificent range of excellence thanks to its artisanal breeding and very limited production. LUIS FELIPE ages through the traditional process of "soleras" and "criaderas" in American oak boots arranged in "cachones" or "andanas", one on top of the other. The oldest distillate is found in the barrels closest to the ground, called "soleras", from which small amounts are extracted for bottling, without emptying them completely. The content removed is replenished with younger distillate from the upper level barrels, called "criaderas", in which it has remained for years. Bodegas Rubio LUIS FELIPE was born in the south of Spain, in Andalusia, surrounded by natural landscapes of unparalleled beauty, between the marshes of the Guadalquivir, the beaches of the Costa de la Luz and the Sierra de Huelva. La Palma del Condado, headquarters of BODEGAS RUBIO, is located in the heart of the wine region of Condado de Huelva, a region with a millenary tradition in the development and trade of wine and spirits. A land chosen by lovers of art and history, by those who enjoy sports and the best gastronomy. La Palma del Condado preserves a rich cultural and architectural heritage, including mansions of old families dedicated to the industry and trade of wine, Mudejar hermitages, baroque churches, squares that are oases of palm trees.