jamie goode's wine blog: Costero Riesling: an affordable gem from Chile

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Costero Riesling: an affordable gem from Chile

A few days ago I blogged on the brilliant Costero Syrah, from Vina Leyda. Well, here's the Riesling. Watch out Australia: this is a very impressive dry Riesling at an affordable price. It would be great to sneak this into a line-up of the best Aussie Rieslings, because I think it would do quite well.

Costero Riesling 2008 Leyda Valley, Chile
Very pure with notes of lime, grapefruit and mandarin. Tight palate with freshness and an almost salty minerality. A bright expression of Riesling with some subtle herby notes. Delicious. 88/100 (£6.95 Majestic if you buy more than one Chilean wine)

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At 2:36 PM, Blogger Claude Vaillancourt said...

Vina Leyda is really a good producer offering fresh wines with unbeatable QPR. Their Sauvignon Blanc, “Garuma Vineyard” is great, also their Chardonnay, Reserva, 2008, is a very good unoaked wine with a clear mineral character. I would like to try their Pinot Noir and higher end Chardonnay.


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