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:
Peth Wetz Estate Spätburgunder, Rheinhessen, Germany - Lovely Pinot Noir (Spatburgunder) from Rheinhessen, with classic red fruits on the nose and palate
Thymiopoulos Jeunes Vignes de Xinomavro, PDO Naoussa, Macedonia, Greece - One of Decanter's 'Most Exciting Wines of 2018' - deep and rich Xinomavro
Calusari, Cramele Recas, Pinot Noir, Viile Timisului, Romania - Really moreish Pinot Noir, with great fruit and lovely red berry aromas. Tremendous value.
Papaioannou Estate, Nemea, Greece - Considered Nemea's benchmark estate, this age-worthy red is full of concentrated forest fruits and silky tannin
Bodegas y Viñedos Merayo, La Tres Filas Mencia, DO Bierzo, Spain - Powerful old vine Mencia, spicy and full flavoured that would go well with grilled meats
Aldinger Estate Lemberger, Württemberg QbA, Germany - Family produced Lemberger (Blaufränkisch), with red cranberry fruit and white pepper, full of energy