In a recent post, I professed my love of Riesling, and felt it only right to find Riesling wines at the LCBO that you could explore or have on hand for meals when you feel like a hump day curry and wine. Here enters the Kew Old Vine Riesling 2016. At only $15.95 at the LCBO, this wine comes in at an incredibly great buy that delights on the palate.
About Kew Old Vine Riesling
You get everything you would expect from cool climate Riesling in this bottle of Kew Old Vine Riesling. That unmistakable Riesling minerality is teamed with lemon, lime, pear, white flowers, honey, melon, and vegetal notes. On the palate, that citrus, pear, and floral essence follow through with a touch of fennel for added zeal.
While the Kew Old Vine Riesling is an off-dry wine, its crisp acidity manages the residual sugars well and makes this wine one of my hands down, affordably priced, Riesling wines for pairing in my Caribbean kitchen. It will stand up to pepper (heat) quite well and has all the right components, especially that acidity, to handle fried fish, chicken, and pork dishes.
Kew Vineyards holds a rich history in Ontario's Niagara Wine Region. For example, this wine gets its name from the Mosel-based Riesling clones planted on the property in 1975. This is definitely a wine worth checking out!