French white wine values tasted in 2018

The selected French 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 2018 (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 (AB)

2017 - 7.5 € - twinkling, almond, lichee - twinkling, almond, lichee, intensity in a very light body, aerial, fresh

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

2017 - 9.2 € - lime - lime, fresh

white Anjou - Le Pas Saint-Martin - Le Vent dans les saules - Chenin

2017 - 9.7 € -

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

2016 - 9.8 € - intense - very aromatic, harmonious, not wholly pure, fresh

white Vin de France - Olivier Lemasson - Les Vins contés - Bois sans soif - [50% chenin 50% menu pineau]

2016 - 11 € - gingerbread, grapefruit - no onctuosity but wideness, linden, lime, juicy, fresh

white Vin de France [Minervois] - Domaine Benjamin Taillandier - Blanc

2016 - 11 € -

white Arbois - Jérôme Arnoux - Initial

2015 - 11 € -

white Muscadet - Frédéric Niger Van Herck - Domaine de l'Ecu - Orthogneiss

2015 - 11 € - really pure - lichee, white fruit, almond - intense, lichee, almond, peach, light, no stiffness, fresh - hazelnut

Cheverny wine labelwhite Cheverny - Hervé Villemade - Domaine du Moulin

2017 - 15 € - very aromatically intense, very pure - nougat, peach, apricot - peach, apricot, no stiffness, fresh

 

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

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