5 Good Natural Wines That You Can Buy at State Stores
Fine Wine & Good Spirits’ luxury-wine coordinator gives his recommendations.
Pick up any one of these choices (or hell, get them all) and you’ll be guaranteed a great pour. Shane Donnelly, the Fine Wine & Good Spirits luxury-wine coordinator for the Greater Philadelphia area, explains why.
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The ancient techniques used in the Caucasus countries are the gold standard in natural wine. This skin-contact or “orange” wine plays tricks on your mind: You see the amber hue and don’t expect it to finish like a red. $30.99
Best served chilled, this Austrian red is fun and fruit-forward. Ideal for day-drinking. $20.99
This blend of chenin blanc and chardonnay is a méthode champenoise, meaning it has that toastiness so beloved in traditional (and much pricier) champagne. $19.99
This 100 percent chardonnay is a prime example of the beauty of working with natural methods. And finding a comparable burgundy at around $20 would be tough. $21.99
This grenache, syrah and carignan blend isn’t going to mimic your run-of-the-mill Rioja and has enough body to handle a couple more years of aging. $23.99
Published as “Five Bottles to Buy” in the April 2019 issue of Philadelphia magazine.