Thursday, January 24, 2008

Wine That Is Not Upside Down!


Tucked away between the Andes Mountains and the Pacific Ocean lies the wonderful Casablanca wine region of Chile. This area of Chile is known for its high quality white wines, which brings me to my latest find Kono Baru Sauvignn Blanc. Of course, it’s quirky upside down label drew me to this bottle. ( Actually it was making me crazy as I was turning my head upside down to read the bottle. Hey Deb, why not just pick up the bottle and turn it upside down – OK!) I like the little tab on the bottle which states “SAUVIGNON BLANC Intentionally misplaced labels from well-placed vineyards throughout THE SOUTHER HEMISPHERE.” This is, I believe, is the fourth Chilean wine that I have tried and I am totally enjoying the wines from this part of the world. They differ in flavor from my favorite Sauvignon Blancs from New Zealand, as they do not have that grassy full herbal note to them, but I believe in expanding my palate and why not do it with this expanding wine region. They are producing some darn good white wines!

Kono Baru 2006 Sauvignon Blanc from the Central Valle of Chili is no upside down wine! With aromas and tastes of tart gooseberry, hints of grapefruit and the lively citrus taste of Key limes, this is a party happening in your mouth! I was surprised to find such a nice wine behind this crazy label. It is a dry white wine with a nice acidic balance to it which paired very well with our grilled grouper. At $12.00 a bottle, it is worth going upside down for!

Cheers!

Oops, I almost forgot, check out the cool plastic cork!


7 comments:

Peter M said...

Deb, that's good marketing. I would just read the label as I'm tipping the bottle to pour another glass.

Bellini Valli said...

The wine would stand out on the shelves that's for sure!! I do love the cork as well!

culinography said...

Upside down label... clever marketing! I'm one of those simple wine drinkers who chooses her wine based solely on the label (I know, I know) and I'd have totally been sold on this one!

Love the design on the cork... but I find synthetic corks to be a big let down. I want my corks to be made of... cork. ;)

Truffle said...

I just love the cork! What a great label.

Gloria said...

Love really love this comments!!!
You talk so nice about wines.Cheers!!! Gloria

Shayne said...

I like citrusy wines, if I see this one I will have to give it a try.

winedeb said...

Yep Gang, worth seeking out if it should be in your part of the world!