...MOVE AWAY FROM SAUV, CHARDONNAY, PINOT & SYRAH...
We can all get stuck in the familiarity of grapes that we know. Broaden your horizons. 3 whites & 3 reds.
Starting with the crazies: Bibi Graetz Casamatta Bianco is made as a blend from Vermentino, Trebbiano and a little known, near extinct variety called Ansonica.
Fuedi di Gregoria Falanghina is a Southern Italian White that matches racy acidity & texture. Arnold Holzer Zero-G is Austrian, made from Gruner Veltliner - famous for its re-appearing acidity.
From Spain, the super-popular Celler del Roure Vermell is made from Mando and aged in clay amphorae, a red wine with the spirit of a white according to the wine maker. Ever heard of Gaglioppo? It's a red grape found in Calabria and Scala Ciro Rosso is one of her most famous expressions. Finishing with an appellation you ain't never heard of before: Lo Sang Del Pais Marcillac (the blood of the soil) is a spicy little number from a grape and an appellation NEVER seen banging about! STSWine