This is a lovely selection of some of the wines which don't always take centre stage in the shop, so they might be missed,but we think will be representative of some of the emerging wine regions you will see more of in 2020. We think they taste really good, and represent a broad range of countries and styles.
Verus Furmint (Slovenia) - £14.99
The Furmint grape has been grown in eastern parts of Europe for over a 1000 years, this one comes from the steep slopes of styria in eastern Slovenia. The wine has hints of quince, green apple and peach.
Diamantakis Assyrtiko (Greece) - £13.99
The north part a Crete is home to the Diamantakis winery, this is their Assyrtiko. A Greek varietal which thrives on the island south of the mainland. The winery was founded in 2007, this wine is pale gold in colour and come with notes of apple and lemon. a Signature flavour of the islands is the mineral edge that Assyrtiko is known for.
Johanneshof Gumpoldskirchner Tradition (organic) (Austria) - £16.49
This wine is named after the historical village of Gumpoldskirchen and is a blend of the two local grape varieties; Zierfandler and Rotgipfler. Both varieties are native to Austria’s Thermenregion. Lots of fruit on the nose, tropical fruits, apricots and mangoes, touch of honey blossom.
Domaine de Tourelles Red (Lebanon) - £12.99
In Bekaa Valley Domaine des Tourelles was founded in 1868 by French adventurer François-Eugène Brun and is now run by two local families that took over in 2003. This is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and Cinsault, it is medium bodied and velvety smooth.
Garzon (Uruguay) - £15.79
Schuchmann Saperavi (Georgia) - £13.99
Coming from eastern Europe and the eastern part of Georgia in the Kakheti region, this wine is made from the local variety Saperavi. Inky colored with aromas and flavors of fresh red and black fruit and hints of spice.