While every wine lover has the freedom to sip to their palate’s delight, there are a few unsung wine varieties out there that don’t get as much shine as they deserve.
被认为是时髦的葡萄酒(参见:天然的, 橙色, clean and/or vegan) can sometimes overshadow the grape varieties that have been around for ages.
但真正让葡萄酒被低估的是什么? 是它的产地还是它的生长方式? Or perhaps it’s where and how frequently it should be enjoyed? 这个答案非常主观, 但事实是, there are hundreds of styles from all over the world that can speak to any wine lover. 他们是否由独特的, indigenous grapes or require a bit of time before they are right for consumption, 被低估的葡萄酒确实存在, 全年都可以享用.
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We asked nine sommeliers to share their thoughts on the most underrated wines requested by guests. 从餐厅到酒店的地板, here are some styles that these wine professionals think should be consumed more.
The Most Underrated 酒 Styles and Bottle Recommendations According to 侍酒师s:
- 香槟 (香槟玛格丽特，香槟萨伐尔, 香槟 Selosse)
- 古纳大部分 (2020 Arndorfer 古纳大部分 '手工制作的’)
- 古纳大部分 (Manni Nössing)
- 古纳大部分 (Weingut Knoll Loibner)
“我认为人们缺乏对 香槟 当谈到它的食物适用性时. 它通常与开胃酒有关, 仅供敬酒时使用, 或者在庆祝活动中搭配甜点. 在用餐时，香槟是一个很好的选择, 与各种咸味搭配起来非常美味, 风味极佳的, 还有松脆的食物. 香槟玛格丽特，香槟萨伐尔, Selosse are all delicious with their own unique expressions of bright citrus, 烤蛋糕, 苹果, 还有白色的花香.” -凯利·米切尔，销售。 斯库尼克葡萄酒和烈酒公司，纽约
“人们知道他们喜欢 白苏维浓, but there are still many people that don’t know how much they’ll love 新西兰长相思. 对我来说, 它是所有长相思中的超级马里奥, there are still many wine shops that don’t have one on the menu or in stock. 多云湾长相思 is the quintessential expression of 白苏维浓 from New Zealand. 在活泼活泼的酸度之间, 和新割的草的完全爆发, 柠檬, 和酸橙, 这将是一种你不会轻易忘记的风格. 冷饮时, 年轻的葡萄酒跳出了玻璃杯, the best part is that (most of) the best producers come in at under $30.” -品酒师德文·里德 洛杉矶的葡萄酒和文化，洛杉矶
“奥地利 古纳大部分. 说到平易近人的白葡萄酒, 客人通常想要的是酸, 新鲜, 好水果, but they have yet to experience a wine that’s a little more refined and with a different flavor profile. 2020 Arndorfer 古纳大部分 '手工制作的从坎普塔尔传来, 奥地利有一层又一层姜黄色的桃子, 苹果, citrus with an attractive floral tone holding it all together. 在味蕾上, it mirrors the aroma with verve and energy — call it acidity — and is light-to-medium bodied with everything you want from Grüner, 尤其是手工制作 生物动力酿酒. 非常干净和精确.” -Christopher Sealy，多伦多葡萄酒总监兼侍酒师
“作为一本 这本书完全关注玫瑰葡萄酒 来自世界各地，我不得不说 玫瑰. Some of my guests and clients will request a Mourvèdre-dominant pink wine like Bandol or even a slightly harder-to-find option like a Tibouren 玫瑰. 我通常会为他们服务 Pascal Jolivet Sancerre 玫瑰 作为普罗旺斯的替代品. 虽然它是用一种葡萄品种制成的， 黑皮诺，这款粉红色的葡萄酒非常有层次. It has the lovely pale salmon color that people tend to love, 并提供超级清爽的酸度, 草莓酸味, 还有丰富的矿物质. It immediately captures your attention with its generous hints of berries and leaves a lasting impression on the palate.” —Charles Springfield, certified sommelier, author, wine educator, founder, 查尔斯·斯普林菲尔德的生活方式,纽约
“我发现人们通常不会提出要求 卡本内弗朗, but when people start to explore their wine knowledge, they quickly become a staple. A great expression of this variety is made by Domaine Guiberteau, it’s from the Loire Valley. 在天然橡木桶中陈酿, this 卡本内弗朗 has bright red fruit with crisp red pepper, 盆栽土壤的泥土味, 还有香料. 没有它那么强大和集中 波尔多 counterpart Cabernet Sauvignon, but elegant, crisp, lively.” -艾琳·库克，芝加哥的侍酒师
“最近我看到古纳大部分和 歌海娜 请求. I think Grüner isn’t requested often because people are just unaware of both the grape and the regions it is grown in general. Manni Nossing is a stunning Grüner from northeast Italy with just a touch of acacia oak for structure. Great acidity, salinity, mineral finish round out the delicate tree fruit and spice notes. This wine also ages gracefully and develops further in character.” —Chelsea Young, sales representative, fine wine specialist, Atlanta
“因为电影《m6米乐下载地址》， 梅洛 has a bit of a tainted reputation, but it truly is a delicious wine. Emmolo梅洛2018 is a rich, complex example of this underrated variety from Napa. It has ripe black fruit and notes of leather, espresso, sweet spice. It’s supple tannins and complexity of evolving flavors makes this wine more than the simple, 依附于梅洛葡萄酒的无光泽柱头. 这款酒可以现在饮用，也可以陈酿以待进一步开发. However, I recommend buying a few bottles so you can open today and age the others for later.” -伊西斯·丹尼尔，首席执行官 千禧Somm华盛顿特区.C.
“在大流行之前，我收到了一些请求 干Tokaji，我正好很喜欢. Tokaji is known as the Hungarian dessert wine, many don’t realize the Furmint葡萄 这是一款非常美味的干白葡萄酒. I’ve poured Oddity for clients, I really love the fresh aromas of 苹果 and pear. There are also beautiful ripe peach and apricot flavors with a nice zesty finish that make it perfect with spicy Asian dishes or fresh East Coast oysters.” -Lea Williams，教育家和所有者/创始人 让m6米乐下载苹果来谈谈酒,纽约
“虽然很多人都知道 古纳大部分, many people still have not the slightest idea of how delicious this variety truly can be. I don’t think that people ask for this due to lack of exposure to this grape variety. I think if sommeliers served it by the glass at a great price point, 客人会更容易被它吸引. Weingut Knoll Loibner is an amazing and yet also iconic producer that displays notes of ripe fruit on the nose like white peach, 黄色樱桃, 还有新鲜的油桃, 搭配白胡椒和芥末, 和豌豆. 它与任何种类的生鱼或海鲜都很搭配.” -酒侍ray Sholes 迈克尔的正宗食品和饮料、迈阿密