When it comes to finding good wines at a great value, I’ve become a big fan of Chilean wine. And while I’ve had some nice red wines from Chile, I’ve found many of their white wines to be stellar—particularly Sauvignon Blanc. But this is the first Gewürztraminer I’ve tasted from Chile. When I think of Gewürztraminer, I typically think of Alsace, not Chile. So, I was really curious how this one would perform. To cut to the chase, it’s an amazing wine for the price.
This wine comes from the Casablanca Valley in Chile, a cool-climate region known for producing awesome white wines—although, they don’t produce a lot of Gewürztraminer. Within the region there are a number of micro-climates, which produce subtle differences in the wine produced from them. One of the things I like about the Visión product line from Cono Sur is that they produce the wines from specific blocks in their vineyards, labeled on each bottle, so that you can begin to learn which micro-climates and terroirs appeal to you. It’s certainly a practice that’s not unheard of, but I rarely see it in wines within this price range.
Mineral and soft gardenia aromas abound on the nose of this wine. It’s a really pleasant bouquet. The palate is crisp from near-perfect acidity. Apple, peach and citrus flavors make it quite tasty. It’s definitely a drier Gewurz, which is how I prefer it. The finish is elegant and interesting with perfume notes on the back of your palate. It’s very nice.
Wine: Cono Sur Visión
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Disclosure: This wine was received as a sample.