The Wine Nerd, 6 wines
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If you like left field wines, from lesser known appellations and with an artisan approach then this is for you.
A selection of natural, artisan wines made without any chemicals, useless additives or without taking shortcuts, wines made with respect of nature and in synergy with the environment. Each bottle will bring you to a different corner of Europe and make you dicover some lesser known appellation.
Just a word of waring: they are highly addictive and full of energy, like people that makes them.
Bianco Frizzante ‘Roncaie’ Stefano Menti – Veneto, Italy (biodynamic)
A lovely, summery, aperitif-style sparkler from Stefano Menti. Crisp and crunchy green apples on the nose, opening into scents of acacia. Superbly gluggable! (An unfiltered pet-nat, with secondary fermentation occurring in bottle and the remaining lees left behind. Store upright to allow the sediment to fall to the bottom)
Muscadet ‘Classic’ Domaine de L’Ecu – Loire, France (biodynamic)
This is a Muscadet as you never had it before: precise citrus and quince aromas with a distinct mineral edge. Elegant and racy in structure and with fantastic depth.
Garganega Veronese ‘Quercia Laboriosa’ Terre di Pietra – Veneto, Italy (organic)
Possibly the best white produced in the Valpolicella area! A super pure, lean and mineral style of garganega. Crisp notes of orchard fruit underscored by salty, stony minerality.
VdF ‘Rend Son Juice’ Domaine Plaisance-Penavayre – South West, France (organic)
100% jurançon noir, a local variety that has almost been abandoned. According to Louis and Marc Penavayre, it is a grape that gives “little color, little alcohol and little structure. These are real wines for friends, for thirst… To drink without thinking.”
Refošk Piquentum – Istria, Croatia (organic)
Edgy yet generous as people from Istria, this is a red packed with juicy fruit, savoury, and mineral, with a magnificent balance between dense richness and bright freshness. It deserves the best grilled lamb chops you can find.
Calabria Rosso ‘Toccomagliocco’ L’Acino – Calabria, Italy (organic)
Elegant and austere, this is one of the great wines from the south of Italy: think nebbiolo but in a Mediterranean frame. Drink it now or let it rest for few more years, this is entirely up to you (and to your willpower…).