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Vibrant white wines tasted in 2016

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 2016 (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, Rémi Branger, Gwénaëlle Croix - EARL La Pépière - Domaine de la Pépière

2015 - USD 14 - litchee - glittering, tense but not stiff

white Saint chinian - Domaine Rimbert - L'Agathe - (clairette, roussanne, rolle, grenache blanc)

2015 - USD 15 - little aromas - oily, large, fresh

white Muscadet - Jo Landron - Domaine de la Louvetrie - Clos de la Carizière

2014 - USD 16 - much ripeness and iodine - lichee - lichee, grapefruit, very pure but less intense than Briords, full, salt, no stiffness, fresh

savoie wine labelwhite Savoie - Domaine Giachino - Monfarina

2014 - USD 16 -

Muscadet Sèvre et Maine wine labelwhite Muscadet Sèvre et Maine - Vincent Caillé - Domaine Le Fay d’Homme - Fief des Coteaux (gabbro)

2014 - USD 16 - lichee - lichee, grapefruit, almond, less intense than Pépière but denser, fresh - long, almond

white Muscadet - Jo Landron - Domaine de la Louvetrie - Amphibolite (nature)

2015 - USD 18 -

Muscadet wine labelwhite Muscadet - Marc Ollivier, Rémi Branger, Gwénaëlle Croix - EARL La Pépière - Clos des Briords - Magnum

2015 - USD 18 - white fruits, lichee, clementine - no creaminess, lichee, lemon peel, clementine, pure, minerally, a hint of salt, no stiffness, fresh / Beware to only buy magnums : 25% of the 75cl bottles are corked.

Vouvray wine labelwhite Vouvray - François Pinon - Sec - (chenin)

2014 - USD 18 -

vin-de-pays wine labelwhite Vin de pays - Hervé Villemade - Domaine du Moulin - Sauvignon blanc

2014 - USD 18 - true to the variety, intense - freshly cut hay, pear - freshly cut hay, flower, mellow, fresh

white Alsace - Vincent Stoeffler - Senteurs fruitées [Muscat dominant] - Nature [pas de SO2]

2014 - USD 18 -

white Apremont - Domaine Giachino - Primitif - (jacquère)

2015 - USD 18 -

white Alsace - Vincent Stoeffler - Nature [pas de SO2] - Riesling

2012 - USD 18 -

Cheverny wine labelwhite Cheverny - Hervé Villemade - Domaine du Moulin

2015 - USD 19 -

white Vouvray - François Pinon - Magnum millésimé Brut - (chenin)

2005 - USD 19 -

white Muscadet - Guy Bossard, Frédéric Niger Van Herck - Domaine de l'Ecu - Granite

2014 - USD 19 -

Muscadet wine labelwhite Muscadet - Marc Ollivier, Rémi Branger, Gwénaëlle Croix - EARL La Pépière - Château-Thébaud

2012 - USD 22 -

Crémant d'Alsace wine labelwhite Crémant d'Alsace - Domaine Rietsch - Extra Brut Nature

2013 - USD 23 -

white Crémant d'alsace - Stéphane Bannwarth - Les vins Pirouettes (par Binner & Compagnie) - Zéro dosage

2013 - USD 26 -

white Bourgogne blanc - [Alice et Olivier de Moor, négoce] - Le vendangeur masqué - (chardonnay)

2014 - USD 30 - very pure, honeysuckle, pink grapefruit then nougat - wide, dry, fresh

white Chablis - Alice et Olivier De Moor - Bel Air et Clardy - (chardonnay)

2014 - USD 34 - pink grapefruit - velvety, radiant, pink grapefruit, peach, red currant, silky, fresh

white Côtes du jura - Domaine Labet - Les Champs Rouges - Chardonnay 'nature'

2014 - USD 37 - intense, yellow fruit, passion fruit, toffee - oily but very precise, passion fruit, toffee, red currant, fresh

 

When choosing wines, remember to buy according to your needs.

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