Sunday, February 12, 2012

Canepa Novisimo Cabernet Savignon 2010

Bright ruby red in appearance. On the nose, its clean medium intensity with aroma characteristics of red cherry, dried plum and raspberry, chocolate. On the palate, off-dry in sweetness, with medium-high acidity. Medium tannin, medium body with fruitty, spice flavour characteristics and finishes long.

This wine pairs excellent with roast red meat especially roast duck. Other pairing includes pastas and creamy cheeses.

Chile has a system of regional DOs (denominations of orgin) in which regions are divided into subregions. The names of these are usually taken from the rivers that flow from the Andes to the Pacific.

Sunshine, fertile soils, a mild moderate climate and meltwater from the Andes combine to create ideal conditions for production of quality Cabernet Sauvignon in Central Valley.

Jose Canepa set sail from Southern Italy in Genoa to apply his entrepreneurial and innovative spirit in making Chilean wine in Central Valley. He claims to be the first winery to use stainless steel tanks and setting a trend for the industry in Chile.

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