Wine Of The Week

368936The Cono Sur Single Vineyard Rulos Alto Block 23 Riesling was trophy winner in 2013 AWoCA competition. The Annual Wines of Chile Awards is the Chilean wine industry’s single most important event of the year. Nine top judges from Chile´s main export markets plus 3 top judges from Chile gather in Santiago during a week in November to taste and judge the country’s finest wines.
This bright yellow Riesling with touches of green displays elegant aromas of citrus fruits and quince with hints of white flowers. In the mouth are grassy notes with soft, fruity flavors and great mineral complexity. It is balanced and full with a strong personality, and is ideal as an aperitif. Selected for its extreme southern origins and cold climate, the Rulos del Alto (No Irrigation) Block is part of the Quitralmán Estate and contains the oldest vines planted in the Bío-Bío Valley. Experiencing some of the lowest average temperatures during grape ripening, along with its red clay soil, add to this Riesling´s freshness and impressive minerality. Aged for 4 months in stainless steel tanks.
An excellent wine for serving with caviar, foie gras, smoked salmon, shell-fish and white meats. Also Riesling is great with vegetarian and oriental dishes, ideally Thai, as well as any sweet and savory recipes that include fruit. Great companion for mild cheeses such as Colby, Edam, and Gouda.
Find this wine at BC govt liquor stores $19.99  — Also available at Marquis Wine Cellars $21.99
Santé!