Ugly Ducklings: Lesser known grape varieties
From the Corners of France
Not everything is Cabernet, Merlot, and Chardonnay you know? Nor is everything else Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Grenache, and Syrah. Sometimes if you dig a little deeper you find some pretty cool stuff that makes you say, "what the heck is that even?"
So this month we go to Alsace, the Loire, the Languedoc, and Bordeaux in search of the "other" grapes--in this case Sylvaner, Gamay, Petit Verdot, and Carmenere. All ready to crack open and drink right now. Enjoy!
Here they are:
|La Paroisse Cuvee L'Ancienne 2015||
|Simonis Sylvaner Vieilles Vignes 2014||
|Ipsum Carmenere 2015||
|Chateau de Brau PURE Petit Verdot 2014||