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Gold Medal and award for best Chilean Wine to Cono Sur Ocio Pinot Noir

International Wine Challenge & Citadelles du Vin 2010

Cono Sur Ocio Pinot Noir 2008 was awarded with the top prize, the Prix Spécial Pays, and with the Trophée Citadelles (Gold), in the competition Citadelles du Vin 2010, made this year within the framework of the wine fair Vinexpo Hong Kong. These recognitions join the Gold Medal obtained few days ago in the International Wine Challenge.

Ocio Pinot Noir keeps on the winning track. Along with the accolades obtained during the last International Wine Challenge in the UK, now joins the Trophée Citadelles(Gold Medal) and the Prix Spécial Pays, the highest recognition of the event that is given to the best scored wine of each participant country; in case of Chile, this award was for Cono Sur Winery. In the event, held this year as part of the international wine fair Vinexpo Hong Kong, participated near 1.000 wines and 60 tasters of different nationalities.

Cono Sur Winery’s icon wine has been recognized all around the world as one of the best Pinot Noir in Chile, regarding its great quality and uniqueness of its aromas and flavors. In search of a world-class Pinot Noir, Adolfo Hurtado – Cono Sur Winery’s Chief Winemaker and General Manager – has worked since 1999 with the prestigious French winemaker Martin Prieur, from Domaine Jacques Prieur, who has advised him in the search and selection of the best terroirs for the production of the Premium wines of this variety, following the most traditional Burgundian winemaking techniques.

These recognitions made to Ocio coincide with the commentary published on May 7th in Wine Spectator Blog, where the wine journalist James Molesworth defines Cono Sur Ocio Pinot Noir 2008 as “possibly the best Pinot Noir in Chile”, and he also remarks: “For Burgundian-styled Pinot Noir, Hurtado has turned Viña Cono Sur into one of Chile’s top wineries.”

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