After reviewing several wines tasted in the past, the following five producers—from five different countries—stand out as worth keeping an eye on in the future. They produce excellent wines (deserving of ratings 95 or higher on a 100-point scale) while their prices are reasonable, at approximately between $12 and $50 a bottle.
Italy—Tenuta I Fauri
Valentina Di Camillo and her brother Luigi have dramatically increased the quality of their family’s wine in the past three years. Living in the hills of Italy’s Abruzzo wine region, their Pecorino wine—crispy, buttery and with a hint of mint—is made from a grape with the same name. It highlights the potential value of producing distinct and differentiated wines from little-known grape varieties growing in Italy.