January 2012, wine of the month.
Leyda Riesling, Reserva. Chile.
Some of you may have decide not to drink this January. For the less pious people out there, here is a wonderful vibrant wine, that will awaken the slumber of your taste buds.
Pure and clean on the nose, with well-defined aromas of mandarin orange, green apples and touches of stone fruit and floral aromas. Precise and slim on the palate, with a touch of oiliness, refreshing acidity and mouthwatering finish.
I pared this with a Thai style salad, of fried noodles and roasted butternut squash. The dressing had a lots of lime juice and chilli in. which works with the acidity of the wine.
It is available from Majestic for £9.49 or £7.59 when you buy any 2 Chilean wines.