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Wine of the week

Posted: Fri Jul 05, 2013 3:38 pm
by nwdiver
I'm ging to put up my wine of the week here each friday.............

Re: Wine of the week

Posted: Fri Jul 05, 2013 3:40 pm
by nwdiver
Block 21 Viento Mar Pinot Noir 2011 by Cono Sur


Grape Variety: 100% Pinot Noir

Good plus wine with red cherry and tart strawberries over baker’s spice and a dusty herbal note. The medium tannins are ripe and smooth and give good structure with the medium acidity. The fruit has medium plus intensity. The finish is medium and sweet. Drink now and for 3-4 years.

The wine's website:

http://www.conosur.com/wp3/wp-content/u ... 11-ENG.pdf

Re: Wine of the week

Posted: Fri Jul 05, 2013 4:15 pm
by HybridAmbassador
nwdiver-san, very good..On the Vino suave, but where is the "dough" on that bottle.? I have been informed that the Chilenos there are pretty stingy on the Vino prices..Aren't they?.....
You have to post the price ranges of your Vino selection for affordabilty...Muchas Gracias..

Re: Wine of the week

Posted: Fri Jul 05, 2013 4:22 pm
by picalena
Awesome, thanks for posting wine recs. Are you going to be able to let us know if they will have it at Lider or is that info you are not going to have since you are in summer right now? 8)

pl

Re: Wine of the week

Posted: Fri Jul 05, 2013 4:26 pm
by ABIII
subscribed!



also...in general in Chile, the longer the name, the more moolah for your uva

Re: Wine of the week

Posted: Fri Jul 05, 2013 4:34 pm
by nwdiver
picalena wrote:Awesome, thanks for posting wine recs. Are you going to be able to let us know if they will have it at Lider or is that info you are not going to have since you are in summer right now? 8)

pl


I'm in Canada until summer rolls around in Chile, I buy mainly from the wineries, the prices are much better the less intermediaries touching the wine and by the time it gets to Lider or Jumbo it has been touched by the winery and sometimes 2 greedy distributors wanting 100% mark up which turns a good 15,000 CP wine into 45,000 CP plus in the store..... the mass brands are bought direct as the companies are big enough and have market channels for large volumes........ it the smaller guys with premium wines that get screwed........ did you know a winery MUST pay a restaurant to carry its wine, up to 300,000 CP monthly per label....... and the restaurant wants a discount on top of the payola....... this is why Chile has very little "wine culture" when compared to a high tax country like Canada........

Re: Wine of the week

Posted: Fri Jul 05, 2013 4:44 pm
by picalena
nwdiver wrote:did you know a winery MUST pay a restaurant to carry its wine, up to 300,000 CP monthly per label.
So I keep telling mr. pl this, and he keeps giving me that blank stare. I know you have posted a lot on this, and I am sorry to clutter your wine of the week thread, but is it a LAW that they have to pay, or is that just how it is done? I mean, if some savvy entrepreneur wanted to do something different, could they do that, or does the winery have to pay by law?

Thanks again,
pl

Re: Wine of the week

Posted: Fri Jul 05, 2013 5:08 pm
by nwdiver
picalena wrote:
nwdiver wrote:did you know a winery MUST pay a restaurant to carry its wine, up to 300,000 CP monthly per label.
So I keep telling mr. pl this, and he keeps giving me that blank stare. I know you have posted a lot on this, and I am sorry to clutter your wine of the week thread, but is it a LAW that they have to pay, or is that just how it is done? I mean, if some savvy entrepreneur wanted to do something different, could they do that, or does the winery have to pay by law?

Thanks again,
pl

It was how the wineries sold to the restaurant trade many years ago and its still in place, the distribution channels are also from many years of tradition not any legal reason, Chileans are creatures of habit..........

Re: Wine of the week

Posted: Fri Jul 05, 2013 7:58 pm
by ABIII
it's also interesting that those 45.000 pesos wines in Chile sell for less in the foreign markets, especially France (try and convince a French wine lover to drink a Chilean wine costing the same or more than their national favorites).

Re: Wine of the week

Posted: Fri Jul 12, 2013 3:28 pm
by nwdiver
Something for all you biodynamic types out there ;)



http://chilecopadevino.com/2012/12/07/k ... ina-koyle/

Re: Wine of the week

Posted: Sun Jul 14, 2013 12:53 pm
by ABIII
very good recommend! loved that one!

Re: Wine of the week

Posted: Sun Jul 14, 2013 12:54 pm
by ABIII
btw, Lider had a sale on Viu Manet reserve in various cepas,
2235 pesos a bottle (half off),
unloaded all I could find on the shelves