Finally the summer heat has started to arrive: 25C this afternoon in downtown Vancouver, but, unfortunately, no sun. But still... even with the grey skies, the warmth was a welcome reprieve. What a perfect day for a carbonara risotto & a glass of riesling!
How fortunate then, that Mrs Astudentofwine and I stopped at Mt Boucherie, West Kelowna last August. We were welcomed by friendly and generous staff, and sampled several wines... this was the one we took home, just because one day I knew it would come in handy.
Today was that day.
2007 Estate Collection Riesling, Mt Boucherie (West Kelowna, BC)
13%, $15 **excellent value**
**Silver @ 2009 Canadian Wine Access Awards
- very pale straw-gold color
- full- intense nose of pineapple, golden apples, Anjou pear
- 0 dryness, moderate++ acids (well balanced and long structure), moderately intense flavors of young peach, crabapple, pear (orchard fruit) - even a touch of floral at the end of the palate
This crisp and vibrant wine has alot of acid, but well balanced acids (as I said). Pairs excellently with the mildly creamy risotto we had tonight. It would be excellent just sipping on a hot afternoon with fresh bread and brie, or after dinner with a rich gelato croissant (if you've never had one - you've missed out). Brilliant wine for the money!