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Re: What unusual wines/regions do you love?

#101 Post by Jim Stewart » August 28th, 2018, 9:21 am

Neither is obscure but I think both are a bit under the radar:
(1) The wines of Austria in general. Don't be misled by the entry level Gruner Veltliner that is seen everywhere. Not bad, but there is so much more.
(2) Coteaux du Layon. A sweet wine (usually), lovely, complex. Another example of that versatile grape Chenin Blanc. Difficult to impossible to find in many parts of the US.

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#102 Post by dbailey » August 28th, 2018, 9:56 am

John Kight wrote:
August 28th, 2018, 8:56 am
dbailey wrote:
August 28th, 2018, 4:26 am
Properly aged top class Orvieto. Stunningly complex and refreshing wines with almost zero following outside the region itself.
I have not had aged Orvieto, but on a recent trip to Italy tasted some shockingly good Orvieto wines. I would also note that this is one of the most beautiful, underrated towns in Italy to visit. It's a gorgeous hilltop town with a lot fewer tourists than you'll encounter elsewhere. (Contrast with Siena, which is plenty attractive but completely overrun with tourists and has less to offer in terms of "nooks and crannies" to explore).
First rule of Orvieto...!!!!
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#103 Post by Dan Kravitz » August 28th, 2018, 5:13 pm

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#104 Post by Mark C » August 31st, 2018, 12:17 pm

Moldova - had a Băbească Neagră that was pretty tasty. Little early for love but I’d be very interested to taste more . . .
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#105 Post by Dan Sch » August 31st, 2018, 12:29 pm

Don't know if either of these qualifies as unusual, but...

Really enjoying Jura reds and their California counterparts from Sandlands, etc.

Also fortunate to have a lot of smaller Etna producers available here. Reds and whites are so far all really compelling.
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#106 Post by J Dove » August 31st, 2018, 1:34 pm

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#107 Post by Dan Kravitz » August 31st, 2018, 4:40 pm

J Dove wrote:
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Sherry.
Wow! That's as weird as it gets.

But still no seconds for Grk.


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#108 Post by Brian Glas » August 31st, 2018, 6:35 pm

The one thing experience teaches you is to never say I don't like wines from region X. I remember telling someone I hate the Aussie chards because all of them I have ever had were nasty/over oaked/lemon juice/etc.... He then said try this... I loved it. One of the best chards I ever had. I was a chard from Mornington Peninsula. LOL

I had several red wines in the last year I liked from Sicily/Mount Etna.

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#109 Post by Rama Roberts » September 1st, 2018, 7:06 pm

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This Ruche is really good: https://www.klwines.com/p/i?i=1320275
Thanks for the recommendation. Fascinating wine.
  • 2016 Tenuta Montemagno Ruché di Castagnole Monferrato - Italy, Piedmont, Monferrato, Ruché di Castagnole Monferrato (9/1/2018)
    Super grape-y, with a bit of twang on the tongue that seems frizzante. This reminds me of a fruit forward Syrah in character, with black fruit, black pepper, but its more high toned while fruit forward, with minerality than isn't common at this price point for a Syrah. Fine bitter tannin on the finish.

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#110 Post by AAgrawal » September 2nd, 2018, 9:46 am

Thanks all for the excellent recommendations. I did try a few of them and thought I would report back.
  • 2016 Tenuta Montemagno Ruché di Castagnole Monferrato - Italy, Piedmont, Monferrato, Ruché di Castagnole Monferrato (6/20/2018)
    Medium ruby-purple; nose is aromatic, black pepper, polished black fruits, some minerality; palate is medium bodied, medium-plus youthful tannin, medium acidity, youthful black fruits that are simple; medium length finish. My first Ruche, and this is somewhat reminiscent of a zin (black pepper) and syrah (polished black fruits) blend, not quite as aromatically complex as I expected from the descriptions. Nice everyday wine for the price, but it doesn't take it to the next level. 85 (85 pts.)
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  • 2015 Heitz Cellar Grignolino - USA, California, Napa Valley (7/8/2018)
    Coravin 7/8/18: Pale light ruby; highly aromatic with strawberry, rose, cherry; palate is medium bodied, tons of red fruit, medium tannins (more integrated than the bottle I tried at the winery just 2 weeks ago), low-medium alcohol (12.5%), medium-plus acidity; finish is medium length. This is a very nice food wine for the price. Balanced, with plenty of character. 88 today.
    7/9: Despite Coravin use yesterday, this didn't hold up perfectly. Less aromatic than I remember it. (88 pts.)
  • 2015 Heitz Cellar Grignolino - USA, California, Napa Valley (6/9/2018)
    Weekend in Napa; 6/8/2018-6/10/2018 (Napa Valley, CA): Light ruby; highly aromatic, fresh strawberry and cherry; palate is light, fresh, more tannin than fruit though; short-medium finish. The nose is amazing, the palate decent. 87 (87 pts.)
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  • 2016 Château Simone Palette Rosé - France, Provence, Palette (7/3/2018)
    Coravin 7/3/18: Deep rose pinkish-reddish-orange color; nose is aromatic, red fruits, medicinal red fruits (cherry cough syrup), grass, slight honey; palate is medium bodied (more viscous texture than expected for a rose), red fruit, slight bitterness through midpalate, light tannin, medium acidity; medium finish. This is a thoughtful rose, but still obviously grenache-based, and I'm not confident I love grenache based roses. More interesting than enjoyable for me, so I would not buy again. 85
    7/7: With air the cherry cough syrup fruit becomes a bit fresher cherry, though the wine always comes across as a a tad high in alcohol (because it is, 14%). This does develop a bit of mint and green at the right temperature and time open. Enjoyable, would be good as a standard rose at $25, but I don't get the specialness compared to a rose such as Musar in the same price range. 85-86 (85 pts.)
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Which then triggered me to buy this...
  • 2014 Chateau Musar Rosé - Lebanon, Bekaa Valley (7/27/2018)
    Coravin 7/27/18: Light pink color; aromatic but in a subtle way, requires a bit of concentration, but then shows incredibly well integrated and complex aromatics with rose, orange peel, fennel; palate is medium-plus bodied, a nice richness but also with superb medium-plus fresh acidity, clean minerally stone fruit, elegant low 12% alcohol; finish is medium-long especially for a rose. This is a superb rose, just as good as I remember it, and will age for a decade or two easily. A very unique rose with a blend completely different from the southern rhone, and it has a combination of richness and freshness, plus balance and complexity throughout. 94-96+
    1-2 hours air: Even more balanced, even more aromatic, fennel spice. Lovely.
    7/29: Opened the remainder of the bottle. When chilled, has a lovely watermelon nose. Evolves in the glass with some air and as the temperature changes. A beautifully elegant, characterful wine. Superb, and I'm glad I have more. (95 pts.)
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I also tried a few timorassos. They were described as chenin blanc-like, which they kind of were, but they actually remind me more of a Marsanne/Rousanne blend.
  • 2015 Vigneti Massa Timorasso Derthona Sterpi - Italy, Piedmont, Colli Tortonesi (8/6/2018)
    Coravin 8/6/18: Light golden color; aromatic, quince (apple/pear), richness with mineral freshness, honeyed without being sweet; palate is full bodied, phenolic bitterness throughout, high acid, medium-plus alcohol (14%); short-medium finish. This is actually very similar to the 2016 Derthona, though twice the price, so that makes this a poor value though still a good wine. Nonetheless, the slight bitterness makes this a thoughtful rather than highly drinkable wine. 88
    Update: What this really reminds me of, more than Vouvray, is Rhone whites (marsanne/rousanne) with that same richness and slight bitterness, but with much more acidity. This would actually compete with those wines in both price and quality. Though those wines are generally not my favorite style... (88 pts.)
  • 2016 Vigneti Massa Derthona - Italy, Piedmont, Colli Tortonesi (8/5/2018)
    Coravin 8/5/18: My first timorasso. Light golden color; aromatic, stone fruit, freshness and acidity on the nose, complexity; palate is full bodied, nice acidic freshness, some minerality, less fruit than minerals and some richness, some skin contact, notable phenolic bitterness towards the finish; medium finish. Someone had compared this to dry Chenin Blanc/Vouvray, and in a lot of ways I agree, though I think it still falls short of the balance in the best Huet. I think for the price, this is a nice value. 88 (88 pts.)
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I also tried the Vigneti Massa Barbera Sentieri, which was just killer. Very good.
  • 2016 Vigneti Massa Barbera Colli Tortonesi Sentieri - Italy, Piedmont, Colli Tortonesi (8/3/2018)
    Coravin 8/3/18: Medium ruby; aromatic fresh red cherry, spritz of acidity; palate is light-medium bodied, fresh red fruit, simple but well balanced, medium-plus acidity, medium balanced alcohol; short-medium finish. A great simple everyday wine, and excellent for the price. 86
    2nd glass: This is pretty, and elegant, and just juicy and flavorful and enjoyable with food. Honestly, for $20 this is just awesome. Highly recommended. 88-89
    Over time, I keep liking this more and more. The wine hasn't changed much, but my appreciation of it has. Really lovely wine, and I like the fresher Barbera style rather than the richer style. (89 pts.)
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So overall this has been a really interesting journey in wines I probably wouldn't have tried otherwise!
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#111 Post by Rajiv Ayyangar » September 2nd, 2018, 1:24 pm

Amazing. Yeah I love the 14 Musar Rosé!
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#112 Post by Steve Slatcher » September 3rd, 2018, 2:27 am

Dan Kravitz wrote:
August 31st, 2018, 4:40 pm
But still no seconds for Grk.
I think we were all waiting for a vowel and the rest of the word :)

Grk is pretty specialist stuff. I tried it a couple of times in Dubrovik, but even there it was not that common, and it's difficult to understand a grape properly from such a small sample.

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#113 Post by jon leifer » September 3rd, 2018, 10:04 am

Am a fan of Assyrtiko and of those from Gaia and Sigalas in particular, Also Argyros.. have enjoyed a number of Orvietos back in the day but, like John K, have never tasted an aged Orvieto..Wd look for an Aligote if you can find one,
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#114 Post by Sh@n A » September 3rd, 2018, 7:10 pm

Regarding Greek, anyone a fan of the Economou wines out of Crete? Previously hardish to fine, but I stumbled upon multiple case worth at Flat Iron wines the other day (the 2004 Sitia which I think is a good buy at $66).

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#115 Post by Otto Forsberg » September 3rd, 2018, 11:52 pm

Dan Kravitz wrote:
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Grk
I can second that if you want to. Have tried only a handful, but I guess there aren't that many more producers out there. :D Probably the most distinctive whites I've tasted from Croatia.

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#116 Post by Julian Marshall » September 4th, 2018, 3:54 am

Julian Marshall wrote:
June 4th, 2018, 10:07 am
I used to go there on business, hence the reference...I read that the founder of Zlatan Otok, Zlatan Plenkovic, passed away unexpectedly in 2016. I don't know if the standard has changed, but if you know Grgic's wine, which I'm sure you do, Zlatan Otok is around the same level (IMHO) in that it's more silky, less firewater-like than the others. Talking about it has enabled me to find a French importer - so thanks - I'll get some in!
BTW - just in case anybody gets some of this red - Zlatan Otok Plavac - I tried ageing a bottle of 2008, out of curiosity: not a great success. It was still enjoyable, but a little thin and tired, so nothing like as good as it was at three or four years old.

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#117 Post by Subu Ramachandran » November 8th, 2018, 10:26 am

Not how unusual these are but I'm so glad these are not mainstream. Top wines from the very best producers can be found for less than $50.

1. Gallica: Bierzo, Ribera Sacra - Mencia based wines. Often very old wines 80+yrs in a variety of soils: Sandy, schist and granite

2. Riberio whites: Field blends from granitic soils.

3. Canary Islands: Tenerife in particular. Reds and white. I love 3 producers who make whites and reds, mostly field blends again. Single varietal wines from Borja Perez is outstanding.

4. Portuguese whites: I love wines from Filipa Pato. Up north in vinho verde: Im starting to like Lourerio from couple of producers.

5. Etna whites: The reds from etna is getting all the attention. I think the whites are the best kept secret.

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#118 Post by T. Melloni » November 8th, 2018, 11:36 am

I will add my voice to the recommendation to explore Portugal, and particularly the wines from Alentejo. The wines tend to be blends of three or four varieties and are food-friendly, and can be enjoyed both young and with some bottle age.
Esporao is one of my favorites from the region.

While no longer considered 'unusual,' I think the wines of Mt. Etna are wonderful and worth exploring. Passopisciaro (particularly the different contrade) is a stand out for me, and their wines show elegance and depth.
Cottanera is another winery worth mentioning. They produce a merlot, called Grammonte, that I found to be excellent. Yes, an international grape carrying all the baggage of the variety not being 'native' to the area. Their merlot, however, is a beautiful wine and shows, for me, the terroir of the volcanic region.
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#119 Post by Dan Kravitz » November 8th, 2018, 5:41 pm

As to Grk, if you're waiting for a vowel, you will have a very long wait... can you say 'eternal'? [snort.gif]

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Torette
Cornalin
Traminer Aromatico (it's what you think it would be, but organoleptically so different that I suspect different clones)

With 2018 being a good and bountiful harvest, I really hope to add (counting only the weirdos):
Fumin
Mayolet
Petite Arvine, and (cross my fingers, my favorite after the Cornalin)
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#120 Post by etomasi » November 8th, 2018, 6:35 pm

I'm lucky enough that there is a wine shop in DC that specializes in South American wines. I don't stop by often, but I've had some really neat blends and wines from areas that are using grapes sorta forgotten in Europe (Bonarda, Pais, etc). Plus they have wines from Uruguay, Brasil, Bolivia and even Paraguay. Maybe not the best wines in the world, but some pretty interesting stuff. I'd recommend looking into them, specially Pais (Mission).
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#121 Post by Mikael OB » February 6th, 2019, 3:26 pm

Jon A-K wrote:
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Otto Forsberg wrote:
Jon A-K wrote:Loosely inspired by this thread, today I bought (in addition to more of that Vlahiko) some wines that will be new to me from Krk, Pelješac, Lanzarote and Nagy-Somló.
Now there's an impressive bunch! Care to give any names?
2016 Šipun Žlahtina (Krk), 2015 Milos Frano Plavac Mali (Pelješac), 2017 Bodegas Los Bermejos Lanzarote Listan Rosado, 2012 Fekete Pince Juhfark Nagy-Somló.
How was the Hungarian Juhfark?

Milos is interesting with well balanced wines with relatively high acidity for plavac mali. Most of the vines are ungrafted and you have a level up wine called Stagnum, held back for about 10 years. For me one of the benchmark plavac producers for balanced and complex wines together with Kiridzija’s Dingac.

Someone mentioned Grk (got me excited!), unique grape and location for cultivation. Been to Korcula a few times and keep coming back to Lumbarda where Grk is almost exclusively grown. Very few hectares and I guess about a handful of growers. Located opposite to Peljesac (Dingac/Postup) and grown on sandy soils, understood from one of the growers that the vines are ungrafted here. Grk cannot self pollinate so you will fined rows planted with plavac to sort that out. Tried one Grk not grown and sandy soil and while difficult to know for sure with out other samples, my feeling is/was that the difference was significant and the vines from sandy soil gave much more structure and complexity. Have even put away a few bottles to see how they develop over time.

Except these two grapes you have about 130 indigenous grapes to explore in Croatia [cheers.gif]

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#122 Post by M Mager » February 6th, 2019, 3:30 pm

Marcillac. Big fan of the Fer Servadou...

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#123 Post by Cody L » February 8th, 2019, 11:38 am

Morgex et de la Salle on the northernmost sub-region of the Aosta Valley in the Alps between Italy/France - one of, if not the highest vineyards in Europe. What that means? Deliciously fresh white wines mostly from Prie Blanc.

Ermes Pavese Blanc de Morgex et de la Salle - One of the best $30 values you can buy.
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#124 Post by M Mager » February 8th, 2019, 12:49 pm

Cody L wrote:
February 8th, 2019, 11:38 am
Morgex et de la Salle on the northernmost sub-region of the Aosta Valley in the Alps between Italy/France - one of, if not the highest vineyards in Europe. What that means? Deliciously fresh white wines mostly from Prie Blanc.

Ermes Pavese Blanc de Morgex et de la Salle - One of the best $30 values you can buy.
I agree on the wines from Morgex et de la Salle in general, based on my exposure via the Cave Mont Blanc de Morgex et La Salle. And I especially enjoy the sparking wine from them.

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#125 Post by David Mc » February 9th, 2019, 6:08 am

etomasi wrote:
November 8th, 2018, 6:35 pm
I'm lucky enough that there is a wine shop in DC that specializes in South American wines. I don't stop by often, but I've had some really neat blends and wines from areas that are using grapes sorta forgotten in Europe (Bonarda, Pais, etc). Plus they have wines from Uruguay, Brasil, Bolivia and even Paraguay. Maybe not the best wines in the world, but some pretty interesting stuff. I'd recommend looking into them, specially Pais (Mission).
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#126 Post by Dan Kravitz » February 10th, 2019, 1:31 pm

I agree with Blanc de Morgex et de La Salle. I am not importing one as I'm concentrating on reds from Aosta, and my French Savoie wines are rather similar.

I am also a big fan of Assyrtico. As far as Economou, I remember tasting some last time I was in Greece (~10 years ago). They were good but I don't remember anything I would have paid $66 for.

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#127 Post by Jon A-K » February 27th, 2019, 10:54 pm

Mikael OB wrote:
February 6th, 2019, 3:26 pm
Jon A-K wrote:
June 7th, 2018, 7:50 pm
Otto Forsberg wrote:
Now there's an impressive bunch! Care to give any names?
2016 Šipun Žlahtina (Krk), 2015 Milos Frano Plavac Mali (Pelješac), 2017 Bodegas Los Bermejos Lanzarote Listan Rosado, 2012 Fekete Pince Juhfark Nagy-Somló.
How was the Hungarian Juhfark?

Milos is interesting with well balanced wines with relatively high acidity for plavac mali. Most of the vines are ungrafted and you have a level up wine called Stagnum, held back for about 10 years. For me one of the benchmark plavac producers for balanced and complex wines together with Kiridzija’s Dingac.

Someone mentioned Grk (got me excited!), unique grape and location for cultivation. Been to Korcula a few times and keep coming back to Lumbarda where Grk is almost exclusively grown. Very few hectares and I guess about a handful of growers. Located opposite to Peljesac (Dingac/Postup) and grown on sandy soils, understood from one of the growers that the vines are ungrafted here. Grk cannot self pollinate so you will fined rows planted with plavac to sort that out. Tried one Grk not grown and sandy soil and while difficult to know for sure with out other samples, my feeling is/was that the difference was significant and the vines from sandy soil gave much more structure and complexity. Have even put away a few bottles to see how they develop over time.

Except these two grapes you have about 130 indigenous grapes to explore in Croatia [cheers.gif]

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Fun and interesting wine. It made me want to try more from that place.
  • 2012 Fekete Pince Juhfark Nagy-Somló - Hungary, Balaton, Nagy-Somló (2/7/2019)
    Aromas of understated but distinctly cantaloupe-melon-like fruit, with smoky, stony, and sort of seaweed/iodine-like accents. Sweet-smelling, but dry on the palate. Fleshy, round texture, offset by ample, juicy acidity, and a streak of salinity contributing to an impression of salt-cured fruit, like umeboshi. Tasty, characterful, complex, fun wine.
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