Unique wines from around the world that are sure to please and surprise.
Wine has been enjoyed for centuries, and while some varieties are well-known, others are more unusual to. These unique wines can provide a fascinating experience for the adventurous wine enthusiast. From orange wine to ice wine, there are many unconventional options to try. These wines offer different flavor profiles, textures, and aromas that are worth exploring. While they may not be for everyone, the challenge of discovering new and unusual wines can be a rewarding experience for those who are open to trying something new. So, the next time you’re looking to try something different, consider exploring the world of unusual wines.
Ice Wine from Canada: This sweet dessert wine is made from grapes that have been left on the vine until they freeze. The frozen grapes are then pressed, resulting in a concentrated, honey-like juice that is high in sugar and acidity.
Inniskillin Cabernet Franc Ice wine NV is a brilliant treat in a glass. This decadent Ice-wine shows an abundance of rhubarb and raspberry aromatics, with flavors of cherry strawberries and cream. This wine shows a beautiful balance of richness and acidity from beginning to end $100.00.
Malbec from Argentina is a full-bodied red wine known for its deep purple color and bold flavors of blackberry, plum, and chocolate. It is the signature grape of Argentina and pairs well With grilled meats and hearty stews. Originating in Cahors in the Bordeaux region of France, Malbec is now the iconic grape and signature red wine of Argentina. Malbec wines exhibit flavors of juicy red and purple fruits, and, like most other red wines, are slightly high in alcohol.
Crios de Susana Balbo Malbec Argentina 2018 The Susana Balbo has set its standards of excellent Malbec wines. They never compromise on the quality of their wines. It is among the best Argentinian Malbec wines to enjoy. The lively acidity and juicy tannins add a unique specialty to the wine. It is full-bodied, and the tasting notes consist of spice, sandalwood, red fruit, berry, and cherry. It pairs superbly with lamb, pork, salmon, oyster, and many Asian cuisines. $15.00
Tokaji from Hungary is a sweet dessert wine is made from grapes that have been affected by botrytis, a fungus that concentrates the sugars in the grapes. It is known for its complex flavors of honey, apricot, and orange peel. With a tradition of hundreds of years. It can be dry, but the most famous types are sweet dessert wines.
Disznoko Tokaji Aszu 5 Puttonyos (500ML) 2013 intentionally dry on the vines. This wine is Golden amber in the glass. On the nose, it bursts with intensity of fresh fruits, apricot, and citrus aromas lending a beautiful balance between vivacious acidity and sweetness. The Disznóko Tokaji Aszú 5 Puttonyos is superbly complex and focused. Amazing length, with a slightly spicy finish. $53.00
Pinotage from South Africa is a red wine that crosses between the Pinot Noir and Cinsault grapes and known for its smoky, earthy flavors of dark fruit and coffee. It pairs well with grilled meats and spicy foods. Pinotage was cultivated in the early 1920s. It wasn’t until the Fifties and Sixties that wine began to gain popularity and it wasn’t until the 1980s that international recognition came its way. It’s still a “local” wine. Very little of it is cultivated outside South Africa.
M&S classics no. 16 Pinotage 2020, From the Swartland wine region is a full-bodied and intensely flavored wine made specially for M&S by winemaker Ben Jordaan. Big wild berry and plum flavors are layered with a with a touch of oak. $35.00
These are just a few examples of the many unique wines from around the world. Each region has its own signature grape varieties and winemaking techniques that contribute to the distinctiveness of their wines. Begin a new wine adventure with something daring and different in the world of wine.