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Left field/unusual vintage.

The wine world has moved on from expensive Bordeaux and Burgundies to Supertuscans but at a lower level there are new countries and vineyards.

Today I am going to focus on Greek wines though many imbibe Croatian wines. I am ignoring Spanish wines as Albariño from Galicia is increasingly fashionable.

I recommend Puglian reds like Primitivo which use the same grape as Zinfandel at a lesser price.

My love affaire with Greek wine began with the Noussa vineyard employing the Xinamavrou grape and is a delicious mellow red.

Now as summer approaches I have tried their rosés and would recommend their Moschifilero Assyrtiko from Myrtia in the Peloponnese region.

It is crisp and fragrant and as good as the Provençal rosés which flood the market. It’s available at M&S and reasonably priced.

Restaurant wine lists are increasingly expensive so opting for Greek wine is as economic as its drinkable.

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About Algy Belville

We are delighted to add Algy Belville to our team of writers. Algy was a director of family film Bodgers and Belville , Wine Merchants of St James. He will be contributing a column on wine. Algy lives in Amberley Sussex , is captain of his Crown Bowls team and a local Councillor. More Posts