February 2014 Wine of the Month Club Newsletter - page 18

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participation in the National
Energy Efficiency Program’s
Technology Node project for
quantifying their carbon
footprint. All procedures at
the winery are carried out
with an eye toward their
goal of becoming completely
self-sustainable. Even the
liquid industrial waste
treatment plant has a waste-
water treatment system to
ensure they do not pollute
the canals around the winery
and everything is recycled.
European Vitis
vinifera vines
were brought to
Chile by Spanish
conquistadors and
missionaries in
the 16th century
around 1554. Local
legend states that
the conquistador
Fran c i s co
de
Aguirre himself
planted the first
vines. The vines
most likely came
from established Spanish
vineyards planted in Peru
which included the "common
black grape" or Mission, as
it was known, that Hernán
Cortés brought to Mexico
in 1520.
Our selection is yet another
example of how far Chile has
come in the production of
Chardonnay. This one may
be the best yet. It’s one
of those clean, crisp
Chardonnays with just
enough fruit to please, as
well as a fine finish that
would be a perfect
compliment to salmon in a
light tarragon sauce.
f course we were
a little skeptical
when we saw
“Central Valley” prominently
displayed on the label. Even
though most of the wine
made in California comes
from the Central Valley, most
people don’t use it since it
has a reputation for making
cheap jug wine. A reputation
it doesn’t deserve, as a
matter of fact.
Upon closer inspection,
however, we noticed this
Central Vally is
in Chile, not
California. That’s
a whole different
ball game, not
t o
m e n t i o n
grape. Our Litú
Chardonnay is
made by our
friends at Corinto,
probably
our
favorite winery
in Chile.
The name Corinto
reflects the geographic origin
of the wines, which comes
from Chile’s Central Valley.
It pays homage to the town
of Corinto in the Maule
Valley. The design concept
invites the consumer to
explore new sensations
while their logo suggests the
silhouette of a wineglass
seen from above.
Corinto was established in
2006 when winemaker,
Felipe Vial, sensed the need
for good quality consumer-
friendly wines with a
sophisticated image at
an affordable price. He has
succeeded better than most.
Corinto Winery’s concern for
global warming led to their
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ITEM #: L0214W4IC
Retail Price:
$22.99/each
Member Price: $20.98/each
Reorder Price: $16.99/each
26% Discount
Chardonnay
(Shar doe NAY)
2012
Litú
Central Valley, Chile
Color:
Pale
Nose:
White peach, green
apple and herbs
Palate:
Delicate yet
penetrating
Finish:
Refreshing
Alcohol:
13%
Drink now
through 2016
WOMC RATING
93 Points
1...,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17 19,20,21,22,23,24
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