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 Beer / Beer & Cider / Drink / Events / Victoria March 24, 2019 A New Beer Society in Town Victoria Beer Week launched its sixth annual festival earlier this month, which ran from March 1-9. In addition to the festival returning for another ... Read More Beer / Wineries & Breweries February 4, 2019 Vancouver Island Brewery’s New Porter and New Re-Rebrand Vancouver Island Brewery unveils new porter along with their new re-rebrand Vancouver Island Brewery held a flight night last week, in part to ... Read More Causes / Events January 25, 2019 Blue Monday Pop-Up Bar – 100 Proof Blues January can be tough around these parts. In fact, it has come to be so globally known as such, that the third Monday of each January has ... Read More Cocktails / Events January 25, 2019 The Complete Bartender Competition 2019 Little Jumbo played host to Nimble Bar Co.’s The Complete Bartender Competition, January 16, 2019 Last Wednesday, I judged my first cocktail ... Read More Beer & Cider / Events / Victoria March 1, 2018 Victoria Beer Week launches its fifth year Victoria is once again readying itself to host the fifth annual Victoria Beer Week. As locals and beer geeks alike wet their palates for special ... Read More Coffee & Tea / Victoria December 18, 2017 Level Ground Trading Moves Up to New State-of-the-Art Headquarters Victoria, BC – Level Ground Trading, Victoria’s Fair Trade pioneer, is moving from their current location in Central Saanich, to a larger ... Read More Comments are closed.