White Wine Reviews & Tasting Notes Cono Sur Vision Riesling 'Quiltranam', 2007
 

Cono Sur Vision Riesling 'Quiltranam', 2007 Review & Tasting Notes

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As with the aromas, the taste of the Cono Sur Riesling is characterized by zesty, crisp, citrus flavors - primarily grapefruit, but with some mineral notes at the end. It's not especially complex and might prove to be a little on the sweet side for some but it has a nice, medium body and a moderate, short flavor intensity that works well in a variety of circumstances. It's acid levels work very well - strong enough to make the wine crisp, but not overwhelmingly so. You could sip it alone or pair it with food.

Cono Sur Riesling 2007 Tasting Notes

Color & Clarity
The Cono Sur Vision Riesling 'Quiltranam' 2007 is a very sharp, golden yellow with slight greenish edges. The overall quality is clear — so clear, that the center can be quite watery.

Nose
The aroma of the Cono Sur Riesling is young and fresh, zesty and lemony. It almost tingles in the nose with mineral and citrus scents, but it loses a tremendous amount of this by the next day.

Palate
As with the aromas, the taste of the Cono Sur Riesling is characterized by zesty, crisp, citrus flavors — primarily grapefruit, but with some mineral notes at the end. It's not especially complex and might prove to be a little on the sweet side for some but it has a nice, medium body and a moderate, short flavor intensity that works well in a variety of circumstances. It's acid levels work very well — strong enough to make the wine crisp, but not overwhelmingly so. You could sip it alone or pair it with food.

Food Pairing

Pairing Cono Sur Vision Riesling with Cheeses

  • Cheddar Cheese: Cono Sur Riesling is at best mediocre with cheddar.
  • Swiss Cheese: This is a nasty combination and should be avoided.
  • Aged Gouda: This Riesling is neutral with aged Gouda — not great, but not horrible.

Pairing Cono Sur Vision Riesling with Meats

  • Chicken Sausage: The Cono Sur Riesling is good with mild chicken sausage, becoming a bit more sweet without losing its acidity.
  • Salmon Burger: This is a neutral pairing and I expect that the Cono Sur Riesling would work reasonably well with other fish dishes as well.

Pairing Cono Sur Vision Riesling with Main Dishes

  • Chicken Versailles: The Cono Sur Riesling becomes more tart and dry when paired with this dish, producing an even more crisp and refreshing finish. This is definitely recommended and other baked or fried chicken dishes would probably work equally well.
  • Creamy Ranch Dressing: You may not pick a wine just to go with the salad, but it helps if the salad doesn't conflict with the wine. In this case, the Cono Sur Riesling becomes mellow and sweeter when eaten with a salad with ranch dressing. The apple flavors come out more strongly as well, which was surprising.
  • Salted Rosemary Potatoes: Although the Cono Sur Riesling isn't an inherently complex wine, the salt and rosemary made it taste that way. This pairing is worth having all on its own.
  • Roast Turkey with Gravy, Stuffing: The Cono Sur Riesling goes reasonably well with turkey — it's not outstanding, but it makes for a decent combination if you want a crisp white wine to go with roast turkey.

Recipes
I wouldn't bother adding the Cono Sur Riesling to any recipes — the aromas are already in decline by the second day and while the flavors managed to hold up, I wouldn't give them much longer. Therefore, I doubt any of them would survive cooking.

More on Cono Sur Vision Riesling 'Quiltranam'

Cono Sur
Cono Sur is a young winery, founded in just 1993, but they are already producing some very nice Chilean wines. The name "Cono Sur" isn't a reference to any established families or estates, but rather the region in which the wines are grown: the "Southern Cone" of South America.

Vision Riesling 'Quiltranam'
Cono Sur's Visión line of wines was created to represent the terroirs available in Chile's many microclimates. Cono Sur says that each plot for each Visión wine is personally selected by winemaker Adolf Hurtado to produce the best possible wine from whichever grape variety he intends to grow.

Cross-posted to: The 89 Project

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Cono Sur Vision Riesling 'Quiltranam', 2007

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Overall Quality 
 
2.0
Reviewed by Austin    November 05, 2011
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Cono Sur Vision Riesling 'Quiltranam'

The Cono Sur Vision Riesling 'Quiltranam' is only a fair Riesling - not awful, but not one that I'll go out of my way for.

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