Some obscure and unconventional whites!

I thought it might be a fun exercise for easy-drinking summer whites so have come up with this thread title!! There has to be a host of obscure white wines out there on the shelves so why not try a few. I will get the ball rolling, so to speak!

`07 Feudi di San Gregorio Falanghina, Campania It.

I tasted this dryish white after 2 glasses of highly fragrant Torrontes from Cuma so it was rather lost and did not really register. In fact my fellow tasters found it rather bland, but I liked the starfruit and floral hints on the nose.
This is one grape variety that needs exploring more. $26 Cdn however. Some might think not obscure enough, but this is Alberta!

`07 Luis Pato Vinha Formal, Beiras Portugal.

In my mind, a terrific producer. Look out for the sparkling red! 100% Bical, has seen some new oak. Fruit flowers, wet stones, lemon on the nose. Peach and mineral quality with a long finish. Has a nutty quality, one taster thought it will develope some honey in time? Quite expensive, $39.

`07 Ktima Lantides Moschofilero, Peloponnese Gr.

By itself, not much going on but with olives and feta, quite a revelation. Nose has roses, mint, orange. I think a plate of squid would do wonders for this white. Crisp, medium-bodied, nice. $21 Cdn.

`07 Jorge Ordonez Botani Seco Moscatel, Andalucia Sp.

One of my white wines of the year so far! 100% Muscat Alexandria, seen some oak. Nose has nutmeg, peach, apricot. Light straw color with some green tints. Terrific finish, full-bodied, dryish with mineral tones, candied fruits and some citrus. Would make a great aperitif, $27 but worth it. Buy, buy!

`06 Calona Artist Series Reserve Sovereign Opal, BC Okanagan.

Sovereign Opal was developed by Agri Canada to grow in the Okanagan. Some bread on the nose, also floral, apple, citrus. Hint of gewurz here on the palate, plus apple and orange. Floral finish, the `05 was a better wine I thought. this one rather a mish mash. $16 not bad.

So there you go forumites. Take a look around and see what you can find!

I’ve had a couple of vintages of the Feudi di San Gregorio Falanghina and it’s never done much for me… Innocuous perhaps a bit fat white wine.

See if you can find a white Greek wine from Northern Greece called “Malagousia” – I liken it to a blend of Viognier, Sauvignon Blanc, and Gewurztraminer. Domaine Gerovassiliou make a brilliant version fo this.


Good to see you posting here, Bob.

There is some real healthy response to posts here, think I am gonna stick around. Will learn a fair amount too I guess.
Are there any birders here?!!