By: Morgan Laurie
K&L Staff Member
The Coteaux Du Layon region of the Loire is dedicated to the exclusive production of sweet white wines from 100% Chenin Blanc. As a huge fan of off-dry and sweeter styles of Riesling, I found a new crush in Coteaux Du Layon. This is rich and has a nice mouth feel from the sweetness of the residual sugar, but still brings a zippy, tingly acidity to the party. There's notes of crushed pineapple, dried peaches and orange blossoms. You could go in several directions with pairings here; pair this with something like a roasted pear and blue cheese salad or drink this with anything you'd typically pair with an off-dry or Spätlese Riesling, like spicy Indian or Thai food. You could go classic and have it with a warm plum cake, or get weird with it and have this with something like Arancini di Riso stuffed with Gorgonzola. It's so tasty, I'd drink this with just about anything though.