French white wine values tasted in 2016

The selected French bottlings have given me much pleasure for the price. I have purchased them again for personal consumption. Featured values include 3 sparkling wines and 6 Muscadets.

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).
 

Muscadet wine labelwhite Muscadet - Marc Ollivier, Rémi Branger, Gwénaëlle Croix - EARL La Pépière - Domaine de la Pépière

2015 - USD 11 - litchee - glittering, tense but not stiff

white Saint chinian - Domaine Rimbert - L'Agathe

2015 - USD 13 - little aromas - onctuous, large, fresh

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

2014 - USD 13 - 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 14 -

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

2014 - USD 14 - 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 15 -

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

2015 - USD 15 - 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

2014 - USD 15 -

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

2014 - USD 16 - 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 16 -

white Apremont - Domaine Giachino - Primitif

2015 - USD 16 -

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

2012 - USD 16 -

white Cheverny - Hervé Villemade - Domaine du Moulin - Y

2015 - USD 17 -

white Vouvray - François Pinon - Magnum millésimé Brut

2005 - USD 17 -

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

2014 - USD 17 -

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

2012 - USD 19 -

white Crémant d'Alsace - Domaine Rietsch - Extra Brut Nature

2013 - USD 21 -

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

2013 - USD 23 -

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

2014 - USD 28 - very pure, honeysuckle, pink grapefruit then nougat - wide, dry, fresh

white Chablis - Alice et Olivier De Moor - Bel Air et Clardy

2014 - USD 32 - pink grapefruit - velvety, radiant, pink grapefruit, peach, red currant, silky, fresh

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

2014 - USD 34 - intense, yellow fruit, passion fruit, toffee - onctuous but very precise, passion fruit, toffee, red currant, fresh

 

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

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