Chile

Canepa Novisimo Sauvignon Blanc 2009

ABV: 13% Closure: Screw Top Serving Temp: 10ºC to 12ºC Price: £9.99 approx Retailer: Naked Wines After unscrewing
Posted 17th March 2010        
     

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ABV: 13%
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.

     

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Julie & Neil Swift
We are both 51 years of age and have just had our first grandchild Zak. We live in the beautiful Peak District. Julie is the main wine taster as she was the daughter of a publican, learning to appreciate good wines from an early age. Neil has worked in the same place as a Lab Technician for the past 35 years, he was a football referee but now spends his Saturdays assessing referees. We are a very sociable couple who enjoy hosting and going to parties (most weekends!). My how time and taste buds have moved on from the Liebfraumilch days, although we believe it is making a comeback. Julie has collected menus and recipes from the 1970’s to the present day, the price of a bottle of Italian Pinot Grigio was £3.40 in 1978 in Topo Gigios restaurant in London.