Lovers of red burgundy are increasingly frustrated by the scarcity and eyewatering pricing of the wines. There is no doubt that Burgundy produces some of the most magical and sought-after wines in the world, but as wine standards rise around the global, it’s time to cast the net a bit wider for wine lovers.
There are number of alternative quality sources for the Pinot Noir grape, and wines from other grapes that have some of the magic of great red burgundy. We’ve pulled together some examples of great wines in a red burgundy style at much more attractive price points.
The collection below highlights alternatives from many fine terroirs
Case includes one of each:
Villa Wolf, Pinot Noir, Pfalz, Germany £13.99 - Modern Pfalz Pinot Noir from one of Germany's wine greats, Ernst Loosen
Siegrist Pinot Noir Pfalz, Germany £16.49 - Superb Pinot Noir from the famous Pfalz estate of Siegrist
Bodegas y Viñedos Merayo, La Tres Filas Mencia, DO Bierzo, Spain £13.99 - Powerful old vine Mencia, spicy and full flavoured that would go well with grilled meats. Decanter - Highly Recommended 90/100 (March 2019)
Thymiopoulos Jeunes Vignes de Xinomavro, Naoussa, Macedonia, Greece £15.79 - One of Decanter’s ‘Most Exciting Wines of 2018' - deep and rich Xinomavro
Paparuda, Cramele Recas, Pinot Noir, Recas, Romania £7.49 - Moreish Pinot Noir, with great fruit and lovely red berry aromas. Tremendous value. Tim Atkin “Quite simply, this is the best cheap example of the grape in the world..."
Gruber Röschitz, Zweigelt Klassik, Austria £12.99 - Velvety and aromatic red from Austria's Zweigelt grape, with subtle dark fruit notes