Dave J wrote: ↑
March 3rd, 2020, 9:41 pm
Michae1 P0wers wrote: ↑
February 12th, 2020, 7:40 am
Hard to argue with Loire for the most undervalued region. So much quality and so few truly expensive or unattainable wines. Obviously that is a huge region, but notably each sub-region also qualifies under those criteria. Only Rougeard and maybe some franc de pied bottlings are very expensive or hard to find, or some producers with no/poor US distribution.
German riesling in general as well. You have a few more trophy bottles in that category, particularly GGs, TBAs, and BAs, but the amount of widely available and extremely inexpensive quality bottles is still so high.
Perhaps not the most underrated but I'm increasingly finding Sicily, Etna and Cerasoulo, offer a great deal of value relative to cost.
Are there any specific Loire ones you would recommend? Would also love your thoughts on Sicily etc. Trying to try more stuff and get educated.
Many of my Loire suggestions have been covered, but Baudry for reds and Pepiere for whites have to be near the top in terms of quality relative to value. Also in red Breton, Joguet, Domaine de la Butte, Olga Raffault, Thierry Puzelat, and, if you happen to find it, Domaine les Roches; in whites Huet, Chidaine (with a word of warning as to some history of terrible premox), Foreau, Pinon, Landron, Luneau-Papin, and Roches Neuves.
In Sicily, though I'm very much still learning and exploring, some I like include Arianna Occhipinti, Az. Ag. Cos, Calabretta, Gulfi, Tere Nere, and Passopisciaro.