Tuesday, July 15, 2008

It Comes From A Land Down Under

No, not Australia, (ala Men at Work) but rather a wine from Chile.

Tonight, we enjoyed our second bottle of the 2006 Kono Baru Unwooded Chardonnay. It will not knock your socks off, but the nice tropical fruit and mineral quality make it a perfect pick for your summer party. The wine retails for $10 to $12 and paired well with grilled chicken with a pasta and pesto side dish.

It comes to from the Valle Central Region where the combination of the proximity of the Andes and the Pacific Ocean create a micro-climate that is "ripe" for fine wine growing.

Look for the upside down label and leave the "vegemite" on the shelf.