Cono Sur Bicicleta Viognier 2011, Colchagua Valley
Colchagua Valley, Chile
Pale gold colour; tropical fruit aromas with melon, peach and orange blossom notes; dry, medium bodied, with great acidity and flavours of grapefruit, peach, green apple and pineapple; good length on the finish.
Serve with stir-fry or wok-sautéed white meats, vegetables and creamy poultry
Critic Reviews (6)
Community Reviews (17)
Peaches, spices, nuts, and floweriness on the nose. Floral and tropical fruit tones on the palate with a crisp acidity. Excellent quality at the price.
Medium+ straw colour with a medium intense nose.
Positives: A pleasant drinking wine which features apricots, grapefruit, lime, apple & limestone. Medium body wine with good acidity, medium+ length & the alcohol is well integrated.
Negatives: A touch sour on the finish.
Interesting Point: Cono Sur is one of the top wine companies making good & inexpensive wines.
Drink now on its own or pair it with any potato dish, like potato chips, fries etc.
Tasted: 23 Mar 12
Score: 8.5+/10, Value: 10/10, Total: 19/20
Out of 5 stars, I rated this wine: 4
Shockingly good value. Tasted great with Lobster cakes in a restaurant. Impossible to go wrong for this price.
Note...the 'cono sur' pun is a bit silly...
Medium straw colour with generous honeysuckle, tropical fruits and a note of roast ham. Dry, medium-full bodied and with ample acidity for structure. Good length. Great value!
Very smooth, with just the right amount of Viognier bite. This would be a great value at twice the price. Don't miss out on this.
Great value, little acidic to my liking but it is great when it's chilled. It also felt slightly like a sparkling white which I enjoyed.
This is the first time I've tried Viognier and I don't normally drink white wine, preferring reds. At first all I smelled and tasted was peaches and that is certainly the dominant scent and flavour for me but I would agree the finish is pure grapefruit. The wine has a heavier, butterier, rounder flavour and body than I prefer in a white and leaves a sharp, acidic, alcoholic taste in my mouth which is not my preference either. i find the flavour too one dimensional for me but other reviewers have cited other flavour notes in this wine that I can't detect. It has a very good length but the residual flavour is overly bitter and alcoholic for my tastes. However, others may find these to be good features and apparently they do.
I gave this a shot because it was on sale for only $8 - had never tried Viognier ... I was extremely impressed. One of my favourite white wines! I'm a convert to Viognier. I don't have the proficiency for detecting the peach and grapefuit notes, etc., but this has a lovely bouquet, it's got legs, and it has a lot of taste when you let it sit on your tongue. Very pleased.
A steal at this price (or maybe I'm just paying too much for the other wines I enjoy?). Loads of character - beautiful orchard fruit nose with a touch of sweet floral notes. The palate, while still loaded with honey, leans a bit more to citrus adding a nice bite of acidity. This is a gorgeous summer sipper with complexity well above the mean at this price and, I'm guessing, very broad appeal. Can't go wrong.