Sometimes a wine region’s reputation drives up the prices of its bottlings. That hasn’t happened in the places below—yet.

By Megan Krigbaum
Updated June 13, 2017

Galicia

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2006 Gaba Do Xil ($15)

From star producer Telmo Rodriguez, this lush Spanish white is made from the Godello grape.

Douro

try

2007 Crasto ($20)

A dark-berried red blend made with four grapes indigenous to this Portuguese region.

Languedoc

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2005 Domaine de Nizas ($19)

This super-peppery French red blends Syrah, Grenache and Mourvèdre.

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