There are a lot of great wines to try from around the world.
Some come from South Africa, like Peter Max Pinot Noir.
Other surprising picks come from New York, like Nathan K. Wines Riesling.
There’s no fancier feeling than pouring yourself a glass of wine. Although you may be familiar with some top wine-producing regions, the most adored concoctions come from places like South Africa, Chile Napa Valley, and Tuscany.
We asked sommeliers which wines were at the top of their recommendation list. Whether you’re dealing with a bottle of Pinot Noir or Syrah, their overall advice was simple: keep an open mind and don’t stay married to any one brand.
Antoine Arena makes a Corsican wine from a grape that was at one point considered extinct.
France is the world’s second largest producer of wine, so it’s not surprising to see a bottle listed here. Bianco Gentile, a grape used for making white wines, was indigenous to Corsica but considered extinct for a period of time until some vines were discovered and replanted.
Kristie Petrullo Campbell, the founder of the Petrullo Wine Company, recommends trying a bottle of Antoine Arena Bianco Gentile Vin de France.
“The richness of the wine is balanced by its acidity and minerality,” she told INSIDER. This wine has notes of almond, citrus, and wildflowers, which is great for anyone looking for a slightly nutty flavor.
Peter Max Pinot Noir is an example of how South Africa’s cool climate can affect the taste of a product.
Climate isn’t a one-size-fits-all when it comes to wine. Some varieties, like Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Sauvignon Blanc, ripen to perfection in cooler climates since they are able to stay on the vine longer.
Those looking for an earthy, black tea taste should try Crystallum Peter Max Pinot Noir. It’s a red wine that also packs a slight cherry punch to it.
A bottle of Louis Bovard Dezaley Grand Cru Medinette may be difficult to find if you don’t live in Switzerland.
The Dezaley wine region is located on a steep hillside along Lake Geneva, which allows it to take advantage of the sun’s reflection coming off the lake. The wine is made from the Chasselas variety, which can have a mineral-y taste due to the wine’s ability to take on the character of its soil.
Petrullo notes that this wine has a more delicate taste, however, this one is harder to find since Switzerland only exports 2% of its wines.
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