When we talk about wine and designations of origin there is a tendency of conservatism amongst consumers, in the sense that many of us do not change from our best-valued appellations or even grapes variety, once we find one wine that suits our taste. But, while it is true that the popularisation of wine culture has allowed us to reach wines from the most diverse backgrounds, we normally stick to two or three names we know best. We will present five regions of which you probably never heard of, but that they are well worth noticing.
Canary Islands (Spain)
Even in Spain one can find wine regions that surprise us, as is the case of the Canary Islands, especially Tenerife, where volcanic soils around Teide give the wines a distinctive flavor, in addition to the Listan grapes used for red wines, and Malvasia, star of sparkling and dry and sweet whites.
West Sussex (England)
In addition to its beer and spirits, the UK also worth a visit for its wines, at least the county in southern England that has taken the production of wine seriously. It has ideal conditions, with a chalky soil similar to the French region of Champagne, and the end results are as good as is the ones of their counterparts across the English Channel.
An area often ignored in favor of the regions west of the Danube, but that has hidden gems, wines made from grapes like Pinot Blanc (Pinot Blanc), Sauvignon Blanc, Welschriesling, Grauburgunder (Pinot Gris) and Morillon.
Prince Edward County (Canada)
This Canadian region borders with the state of New York (United States), in addition to beautiful scenery, has a very favourable soil for cultivation consisting predominantly of limestone. This provides a refreshing flavor to Chardonnay and Pinot Noir produced here, in addition there are excellent examples of Cabernet Franc, Pinot Gris and Riesling.
Indeed, in Southeast Asia grapes are also grown, and with them wines that are really worth trying, especially those produced with Syrah. A destination best known for its resorts and paradisiacal beaches not so much for its wines. We recommend testing their wines if you travel to this remote but great tourist country.
Yaiza Malvasia Seco Blanco
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