Closure: Screw Top
Serving Temp: 10ºC to 12ºC
Price: £9.99 approx
Retailer: Naked Wines
After unscrewing the bottle I took a ‘sniff’ and was hit in the nose immediately with the smell of pears with a hint of grapefruit. My kind of wine I thought and I was not disappointed.
It is a yellow green colour as though fresh dewey wet grass had been squeezed through a linen cloth.
The label was plain but informative as it gives the story of Jose Canepa and how he set sail from Genoa in Italy 100 years ago and put his skill into getting his Chilean wines renowned worldwide. Canepa is the only Chilean traditional winery with an Italian heritage and I would give this wine 8/10.
An excellent Chilean “New World” wine from a great wine growing location.
It would be best drunk chilled with friends at lunchtime or dining al fresco in the early evening as it is a light crisp in style wine with a good finish. I would even serve it with canapés (excuse the pun!) as an aperitif to start the evenings drinking experience by stimulating your appetite and tantalising the palate.
The term Aperitif comes from the latin word ‘apertitiuvum’ indicating opener.