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Vibrant white wines tasted in 2013

The selected vibrant bottlings have given me much pleasure for the price. I have purchased them again for personal consumption. This page skips the tasting notes of the wines that are not imported into the USA. The complete page of French wine values can be found here.

The below wines were tasted in France, in 2013 (between April and December). The tasting notes are listed by increasing prices, with the following format:

Appellation - producer - plot or brand - variety
Vintage - approximate price - general impression - on nose - on palate - after swallowing
 

Muscadet wine labelwhite Muscadet - Marc Ollivier et Rémi Branger - EARL La Pépière - Les Gras Moutons

2011 - USD 15 - lichee, kiwi - not oily but intense, fresh

white Saint chinian - Jean-Marie Rimbert - L'Agathe - Blanc

2011 - USD 15 - aromas of freshly cut hay, of starfruit - oily, starfruit, a hint of bitterness, fresh, no stiffness

Muscadet wine labelwhite Muscadet - Marc Ollivier et Rémi Branger - EARL La Pépière - Clos des Briords - Vieilles vignes

2012 - USD 15 - very harmonious - lichee - not oily, lichee, minerally, tiny gas beads fresh

Muscadet wine labelwhite Muscadet - Marc Ollivier et Rémi Branger - EARL La Pépière - Cuvée 3

2009 - USD 18 - great purity - a modest nose - minerally, lime blossom, fresh

Alsace wine labelwhite Alsace - Audrey et Christian Binner - Ça gazouille [lieu-dit : Katzenthal] - Riesling (sec)

2010 - USD 21 - very aromatic - a lively nose - a huge aromatic intensity, orange, nougat, dense but not oily, wide with tidy gas beads, almost dry: with just a hint of residual sugar, fresh

white Crémant d'alsace - Les Binner (négoce) - Triple Zéro

2009 - USD 22 -

 

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