Shhh, It’s a Secreto

*Disclaimer: I received this wine as a sample from the PR folks for Wines of Chile.

The other day, the nice people from the Wines of Chile contacted me to inquire as to whether or not I’d be interested in a couple of wines with silly labels for April Fool’s Day.  Not being a fool myself, I said sure, but made no promises as to when I’d post about them as I’d already had an April Fool’s Day post planned. So you get a continuation of April Fool’s Day with silly labels a couple days later.  And another will be coming just as soon as I can drink it and write about it!  Helped along by the Wines of Chile PR folks, I’ve made good on my promise to get to know Chilean wines this year. They are rivaling my beloved CA wines for space on the wine blog so far this year!!  We decided to drink the 2008 Secreto Sauvignon Blanc from Viu Manent with our creamy chicken casserole the other night. The secret of the Secreto revolves around the blend added to the main varietal to make the finished product.  It had a screw cap closure, clocked in at 13.5% alcohol by volume, and retails for around $14.

This wine had a great nose for a Sauvignon Blanc.  Probably the most complex nose I’ve seen on a Chilean Sauvignon Blanc to date. (Though my favored Veramonte still holds a place in my heart of QPR).  On the nose I found lemon, grapefruit, peach, pineapple, tropical notes, melon, and oranges.  I wonder if maybe this had a splash of Viognier added to it….  In the mouth I got flavors of lemon, citrus, prominent melon, tangerine, grapefruit, and a little green pepper on the back palate.  The melon just coated your whole palate…I think I’d be best to describe it as honeydew melon.  Overall, I’d describe the wine as tart, with great acidity.

For another review of this wine, head on over to A Good Time With Wine.

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