Posted on February 15th, 2010
Cono Sur have a bit of cheeky tagline which I actually quite like, if for nothing else but its honesty.
“No family trees, no dusty bottles, just quality wine”.
I don’t think they’re shunning tradition but their emphasis is clearly on what’s in the bottle.
And what’s in the bottle is what counts.
This is a wonderfully expressive Pinot Noir, with gorgeous rich aromas – worth sitting over, sniffing and savouring before getting stuck in.
In the gob it has a very clean and crisp acidity, very few tannins and has plenty of cherries and raspberries with a little bit of mocha finishing it off.
Medium bodied, it’s very nicely balanced and at €10.35 from Tesco, a real steal.
How it’s made
The Cono Sur Pinot Noir is made in the Casablanca Valley, an area with cool nights and foggy mornings – perfect Pinot climate.
It’s aged in French oak for 4 months followed by one in stainless steel.
I love Pinot with food, it’s a fantastic match for many things – lamb, turkey/chicken, salmon, cheeses etc. though I’d be just as happy drinking this on its own, on my own.