Wine Review – Cono Sur Bicicleta Pinot Noir Rosé

Cono Sur Bicicleta Pinot Noir 2015 Wine BottleA rosé of spectacular value…

Name: Bicicleta

Vintage: 2015

Producer: Vina Cono Sur

Region/Country: Chile

Grape Varietal(s): Pinot Noir

Consumed: At home

Recommended By: Chosen from the Selection at the SAQ

Cost: $11.50 (SAQ) $11.10 (LCBO)

Bottle Presentation: Unique, antique/retro look from the early 1900’s. Love the bike theme.

Appearance: Strawberry red.

Nose: Strawberries, raspberries, honey, with a touch of floral and a hint of nuttiness.

Taste: Strawberries, raspberries, honey, with a touch of sweetness and a balanced acidity.

Finish: Long finish, honey, grapefruit.

Overall Impression: We loved this rosé, especially at this price! We may have been biased with the bicycle on the label, given that we enjoy cycling. Interestingly, the Cono Sur employees cycle around the winery, and this tribute to their efforts went straight to our hearts. The rosé itself balanced very well with our margherita pizza on a whole grain thin crust. It was a little sharp, acidity-wise, when paired with dark chocolate. Nonetheless, we could see this rosé pairing beautifully with a variety of dishes, from salads to carpaccio to cheeses and fruit-based desserts. We would definitely purchase another bottle, if not more than one.

Rating (from 70 to 100): 92/100

Value: 5/5

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