Wine Hack #7: Buy the Best of a Lesser Re­gion

Vancouver Magazine - - Time For Wine -

Savvy wine buy­ing is in some ways the op­po­site of real es­tate: with real prop­erty, you want the worst house on the best street, but if you dip your toe into the low­est-price wine in a pricey area like Bordeaux, pre­pare to be dis­ap­pointed. In­stead, the key is to find an area with great fun­da­men­tals—old vines, a long his­tory of wine­mak­ing—that hasn’t been dis­cov­ered yet, and then go to the top of the mar­ket for their best bot­tles. In Bur­gundy, this strat­egy might cost you $5,000 a bot­tle, but on the south­ern coast of Si­cily you can spend $40 and be a baller. Case in point; the $38 Feudo Mac­cari Saia 2013, a wine made of the of­ten-hum­ble Nero d’Avola grape, which de­liv­ers a wal­lop of red and black fruits, some mint and some savoury notes in an opu­lent pack­age that will see you through the cold­est win­ter day.

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