Iâ€™m a big fan of red blends. The south of France not only agrees with me, but itâ€™s the law for their top wines â€“ no single grape variety reds allowed! Why not combine a few grape expressions to deliver something more interesting. Case in point is Cono Surâ€™s wine below. It delivers a Â mix of fruity, spicy flavours and a rustic edge. Warmth and vitality. Cabernet is the lead setting a firm note, while Carmenere and Syrah add a little jazz and charm. What a show for the price.
The MOOD for this wine: Any winter evening, preferably with hearty food. Lightly chill.
CONO SUR 19 Organic Red Blend, Chile 553792 $13.95 ($11.95 till Feb 28)