Written By Treve Ring Libations / White Wine Jan 23, 2012 Vina Cono Sur Viognier 2010 SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter PinterestVina Cono Sur Viognier 2010 Colchagua Valley, Rapel Valley, Central Valley DO, Chile $11-13 +566836 available at BC Liquor Stores & select private liquor retailers www.conosur.comHappy Chinese New Year!When thinking about a value wine (my annual January theme) to welcome in the year of the Dragon, Chile’s Cono Sur roared to the forefront. Since their start in 1993 this Chilean has been synonymous with value. Their M.O. is expressive, clean and modern wines, dialed into sustainability and quality while remaining affordable and accessible. That’s not that easy to do with such a massive operation. Cono Sur grows and harvests 1,800 hectares of vineyards from more than 100 different areas throughout the country. Lauded winemaker Adolfo Hurtado has been at the charge of this push for innovation, and his Bicycle range of wines captures his value-driven values well. The Viognier is one of 11 varieties in the range, and one of the top for consistency year after year.Fresh peach, perfumed apricot and citrus aromas are carried through on the juicy palate. Mid-weight, with spicy honey, white peach, starfruit, blossoms and a bright mandarin zest finish. For $11? Incredible! Pair with spiced Asian cuisine – will work with heat, ginger and sweet sauces.88 Points*January DRINKs will focus on budget-friendly selections, all ringing in under $17. *Chile is the theme region of next month’s Vancouver Playhouse International Wine Festival. What you need to know HERE. Cono Sur Winemaking Manager Matias Rios will be at the Festival. ChileChinese New Yearwine review SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter Pinterest Written By: Treve Ring Treve Ring is a wine writer, editor, judge, consultant and certified sommelier, and has been with EAT Magazine for over a decade.\r\n\r\nIn addition to her work with EAT, she is a Wine Critic and National Judge for ... Read More You may also like Events / Food News / Places April 28, 2021 CITY EATS May|June 2021 At press time, restaurants, pubs, bars and food courts remain closed for indoor dining. One silver lining is that the weather is warming up and more ... Read More Food Events / Food News September 18, 2019 EAT Buzz Up-Island & Tofino September|October 2019 The Buzz Up-Island It’s high time for festival season! I anticipate this time of the year all year long when fresh produce is in abundance, ... Read More Food Events / Food News July 3, 2019 EAT Buzz Up-island & Tofino July|August 2019 The Buzz Up-island July 2019 “First we EAT, then we do everything else”(M.K.Fisher) – at least I do anyway. Never short of ... Read More Events / Food News / Places June 27, 2019 City EATS July|August 2019 Summertime means eating al fresco, whether on one of our city’s many lovely outdoor patios or packing a picnic and heading to a park or ... Read More Events / Food News / Places May 3, 2019 City EATS May 2019 Summer is on the way! This seems like a good time to remind you about Victoria’s incredible small batch ice cream and frozen treat makers, just in ... Read More Events / Food News / Places May 3, 2019 The Buzz Tofino May 2019 16th Tofino Food & Wine Festival — 20 top chefs, 75 wineries and 21 breweries to indulge on June 7th – 9th. Friday kicks off The Cocktail ... Read More Comments are closed.