Chateau Sainte Michelle Riesling 2012

Chateau Sainte Michelle Riesling 2012 image

Rose Murray Brown's Top Summer Wine:
(£11.39-£13.99 Asda; Provenance Wines, Bruntsfield, Edinburgh; Fountainhall Wines, Edinburgh; www.allaboutwine.co.uk; Aitken Wines, Dundee; Noel Young Wines, Cambridge)

A remarkably good just-off-dry Riesling from Columbia Valley, on the eastern side of the Cascade mountains in central America. 

Washington State was once more famous for its cherries and hops, but is now the largest Riesling producing state in America – and this is made by their oldest winery, Chateau Ste Michelle.  Limey and minerally on the palate with good natural acidity – a very versatile wine to serve as an aperitif on a warm summer's evening or matched with grilled salmon, smoked salmon – or with Chinese Plum Chicken Wontons as Chateau Ste Michelle suggests.   Alcohol: 13%