D.O. COLCHAGUA - CHILE
PRODUCER: JOSE CANEPA Y CIA LTA
Canepa vineyards are located in the Maipo and Colchagua Valleys. These two regions are widely renown as among the world’s most exciting winegrowing areas and are responsible for Chile’s excellent reputation as a wine producing country. In total, the Canepa winery, established in the mid 30’s by Jose Canepa Vaccarezza, owns 1,000 hectares of land that are constantly being developed. Until now, more that 400 hectares of vineyards are in full production.
Tasting notes: It is a pale gold wine with green hues. The aroma offers intense white flowers and honeysuckle, with hints of apricot nectar and Orange peel. The palate is rich, ripe and very long, with citrus and tropical fruit flavours. This Viognier has its typical Varietal texture - waxy, rich and luscious.
Ageing potential: Great drinking young and with careful cellaring, this wine will continue to exhibit the typical Viognier aromas and textures for at least 2 years.
Food pairing: Viognier is a great wine to pair with Asian food, particularly anything that has fresh crab, e.g. Chilean Centolla (“King Crab”) of the Strait of Magellan or the majestic Easter Island Lobster.
Canepa`’s 2006 Awards
Chile Catad'Or Hyatt Wine Awards 2006
Gold – Canepa Finiísimo Cabernet Sauvignon Reserva Especial 2003
United Kingdom International Wine Challenge
Silver Canepa Private Reserve Carmenere 2004
Seal of Aprroval – Canepa Private Reserve Malbec 2004
Seal of Approval – Canepa Private Reserve Syrah 2003
Seal of Approval – Canepa Winemaker’s Selection Carmenere 2005
Seal of Approval – Canepa Winemaker’s Selection Viognier 2005
Seal of Approval – Chiavari Zinfandel Carmenere 2005
France Challenge International du Vin 2006
Gold Canepa Private Reserve Syrah 2003
Silver Canepa Private Reserve Malbec 2004
Bronze Canepa Private Reserve Carmenere 2004
France Chardonnay du Monde 2006
Silver Canepa Chardonnay 2005 (Best in Class)
United Kingdom Decanter Magazine
Three Stars Canepa Syrah Winemaker’s Selection 2005
Canepa Private Reserve Malbec 2004
Italy Veronafiere Vinitaly
Gran Menzione Canepa Winemaker’s Selection Viognier 2005
Gran Menzione Canepa Private Reserve Carmenere 2004
Gran Menzione Canepa Private Reserve Malbec 2004
Gran Menzione Canepa Special Reserve Sangiovese 2004
Gran Menzione Canepa Finísimo Cabernet Sauvignon 2003