Ready to move beyond familiar cabernet sauvignons and chardonnays? Eric Asimov of the New York Times suggests a dozen little-known but “thrilling” wines to explore:
- Assyrtiko: This white wine grape from the volcanic island of Santorini “produces dry, deliciously minerally wines” that pair well with seafood.
- Frappato: These grapes from southeastern Sicily make “lovely, fresh and lively wines that are delicious summer reds, especially when lightly chilled.”
- Fumin: At around $35 a bottle, “these wines are not cheap but are stunningly good.”
- Grignolino: This Italian grape “makes a pale, easy-drinking red” that is perfect for “casual drinking, perhaps with salumi or pizza.”
- Romorantin: Ancient French grapes “make utterly succulent whites that are perfect balances between sharp citrus freshness and rounded floral, honeyed flavors.”
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