For a bit of background on Cono Sur, this producer, which is located in the Colchagua Valley of Chile, is striving to become both the top organic wine producer in the Southern Hemisphere, as well as the leading producer of Pinot Noir in South America. With this venture (this joins the already staff favorites entry-level Pinot Noir ($7.98), Vision Pinot Noir ($11.98) and 20 Barrels Pinot Noir ($21.98) that we currently have in our stores.
Cono Sur currently has over 200 acres of Pinot Noir under vine and is all done using sustainable agricultural techniques, employing old world winemaking with state-of-the-art green viticulture.
This particular Pinot Noir is light-bodied, with an almost-cherry red hue. Its grape/cherry bouquet is fragrant and inviting, offering notes of bright berry, candy and cola as well. On the palate, there are more grapey notes, with bright fresh cherries and red raspberries, a bit of pomegranate as well. Also present are just the tiniest glints of spice and menthol, and a nice candied cherry finish. Its juicy, vibrant and has a really nice finish. It would be a nice accompaniment to Pastel de Chocio (beef, chicken and corn pie) – a traditional Chilean dish – or everyday American food such as pizza, pasta and burgers.
Go green with this delicious, inexpensive Pinot Noir. Your palate and your environment will thank you.